A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has stopped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from declaring the chairman of defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, wanted.
Maina had in a suit filed on September 5, 2018, prayed the court to determine whether the EFCC can lawfully exercise powers of declaring him as “wanted” on its official website or any other media platform, or by harassing him.
Justice Ogunbanjo, who gave an order of perpetual injunction against EFCC and its affiliates, also ruled that the action of placing Maina as “wanted” was unlawful, as it was an infringement on his fundamental human rights.
The judge said it was done without an order of a court of competent jurisdiction, as stipulated by section 41 and 42 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.
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