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Obanikoro loses N100m suit against EFCC

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Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, the Former Minister of State for Defence, today lost his N100m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Obanikoro, his wives, Fati and Moroophat and sons, Gbolahan and Babajide, had sued the Commission for unlawful invasion of their houses and seizure of some of their properties. They, therefore, urged the court to declare the seizure of items from their houses on 14 June by the Commission as null and void.

However, in his ruling today, Justice Anka upheld the preliminary objection by E.E. Iheanacho, counsel to the EFCC, who said s
ince the main claim of the applicants was founded on tort, their principal reliefs are not maintainable under the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009.
The judge ruled that the Commission had secured search warrants from the Lagos State Magistrate Court to carry out the search on the applicant’s houses.
Justice Anka also refused to declare the recovered items as null and void, so as not to prevent the Commission from tendering them as exhibits in the pending criminal case against the applicants.
Source: Facebook- OfficialEFCC

4 Comments

  1. Regina

    April 25, 2017 at 11:07 am

    BellaNaija, your basic job as a source of information is to break down the news and make it easier to digest. How hard could it be to call a lawyer and translate the legalese into English? This article says nothing.

  2. I said so

    April 25, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Dear regina, the article is written in plain english.If you are having trouble comprehending the simple words used then pick your dictionary.

  3. Concerned_Boyfriend

    April 25, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    @I Said So, I highly doubt a dictionary would help her case.

  4. A Truth

    April 29, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Family full of scams, embezzlement, fraud! Deadbeat parents list could go on…………. the go hide in America lol

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