EFCC restrained from arresting Rivers contractors, lawyers


The court held that the preliminary objection dated September 3, 2018, filed by the EFCC against the suit lacked merit.

Tony John, Port Harcourt

A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting or detaining contractors, lawyers, professionals and service providers who have rendered services to the Rivers State government.

It has also restrained the EFCC and the Attorney-General of the Federation from inviting and detaining officials of the state government for alleged investigations.

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A ruling by Justice Hilary Oshomah, in suit FHC/PH/ CS/101/2018 filed by the Rivers State Attorney-General against the EFCC and AGF, also restrained the EFCC and the office of the AGF from interfering with the accounts of the Rivers State government, pending the…

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