A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has stopped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from declaring the Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Malam Abdulrasheed Maina, wanted. The court in its judgment delivered by Justice Giwa Ogunbanjo, described as unlawful, the action of the anti-graft agency to declare Maina wanted. In suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/957/2918 filed by Malam Maina on 5th of September, 2018, he had prayed the court to determine whether EFCC can lawfully exercise powers of declaring him as “wanted” on its official website or any other media platform, or by harassing him. ALSO READ: On gender criminalityIn addition, the former pension boss sought an order of perpetual injunction to restrain EFCC from further harassing him or declaring him wanted in relation to the particulars and subject matter of the suit. After counsel in the matter argued their briefs, Justice Ogunbanjo gave an order of perpetual injunction restraining EFCC and its affiliates or related bodies from further declaring Maina “wanted” in relation to the subject matter of the suit.
Source: Nigerian Tribune February 18, 2019 15:53 UTC