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Court Stops EFCC From Arresting Mike Ozekhome




An order restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from inviting or detaining a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mike Ozekhome has been given by a court.

The order was given by the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, March 18.

Ozekhome was said to have been penned down for arrest by the anti-graft commission for criticising the former Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

Delivering judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo held that serial acts of intimidation and constant invitations of Mr. Ozekhome, a well-known Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), by the EFCC were illegal, unlawful, wrong, and unconstitutional.

The lawyer had told the court that the intimidation, invitations as well as threats to arrest, detain and humiliate him were over publications and speeches he made.

However, there are reports that the EFCC, in a counter-affidavit deposed to by one of its operatives, Usman Aliyu, said Ozekhome was being investigated for a number of cases bordering on money laundering and tax evasion.

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