Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Court restrains EFCC, ICPC, DSS from probing Saraki

The Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other agencies involved in the probe of Senate President Bukola Saraki over corruption allegations.

Saraki on Friday filed two separate fundamental rights enforcement suits before the court to challenge the decision of the EFCC to seize his houses.

Ruling on an ex parte application filed along with the substantive suit by Saraki, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on Tuesday ordered the anti-corruption body and the other five respondents to the suit to stay action on the probe pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed by the applicant.

The judge made the order after hearing Saraki’s lawyer Sunday Onubi, who moved the application.


The six respondents to the suit affected by the restraining order are the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN),  Department of State Services,  Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu,  EFCC,  Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission and  Code of Conduct Tribunal.

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