Saraki’s henchman sues EFCC to prevent arrest

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Kennedy Izuagbe, managing director, Carlisle Properties Investment Limited wanted by EFCC
In a bid to forestall his arrest and detention, Dr Kennedy Izuagbe, the managing director of Carlisle Properties Investment Limited, owned by Senate President Bukola Saraki, has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a Federal high court in Lagos, south west Nigeria.
Joined as co-defendants in the ensuing legal battle are Director of Operations of EFCC,Olaolu Adegbite and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Izuagbe, in a statement in support of the application to enforce his fundamental right filed before the court by Mahmud Magaji SAN, stated that he was first invited by EFCC on the 13th of November 2014 and after series of interrogations he did not hear from EFCC until 29th of April 2015 when he was again invited.
EFCC requested for some documents including the one relating to how the Senate President,Dr Olusola Saraki purchased his landed properties that Carlisle Property and Investment Limited, manages but he told them that the landed properties and information relating thereto can only be properly addressed by Dr Saraki himself.
Izuagbe stated that he was surprised to read on pages of newspapers how EFCC has been manipulating media perception to the effect that the portfolio of his company could have been derived from the public service proceed of its beneficial owners.
On 26th of August 2015 while he was in United States on holiday, he was informed that EFCC came to the headquarters of his company with lorry load of policemen and ransacked their offices and carted away several documents.
Consequently,based on the foregoing,he is approaching the court for an order directing the EFCC from further intimidating and harassing him and the company’s law abiding staff.
A counter affidavit sworn to by EFCC legal officer, Israel Akande and filed …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper