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‘Police unaware court remanded EFCC boss’

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
09 November 2022   |   1:28 pm
The police high command has said it was unaware that the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was ordered to be remanded in prison.

Police officers search a car arriving from a neighbouring state at Ojodu Berger in Lagos, on August 3, 2022. – Security will be a major issue in next February’s election to replace President Muhammadu Buhari, who is under increasing pressure over the country’s worsening violence. (Photo by Pius Utomi EKPEI / AFP)

The police high command has said it was unaware that the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was ordered to be remanded in prison.

Police spokesman, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi who responded to enquiries by The Guardian noted that the force headquarters was unaware of the order.

Responding, Adejobi simply said: “We are not aware.”

An Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama has ordered that the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, be committed to prison over contempt of court.

Justice Chizoba N. Oji also directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure the committal order is executed.

Oji gave the order on October 28, but a certified true copy was sighted yesterday in the motion on notice brought before the court by Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Rufus Adeniyi Ojuawo against the Federal Government of Nigeria, in a motion marked FCT/HC/M/52/2021, in the suit with the number FCT/HC/CR/184/2016.

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