EFCC chairman petitioned over unjust persecution

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Acting EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Acting EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu

A business woman, Mrs. Moji Yakubu has petitioned the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Maku over an alleged miscarriage of justice by its officials.

In the petition date July 19, 2016, Yakubu through her lawyer, Mr. Yemi Adeshina alleged that some officials of the commission carrying out the orders of some unknown persons framed up a charge of stealing of a 10 hectare land located at Sangotedo against his client.

Adeshina noted that his client rightfully purchased the 10 hectares of land from its owners, Onibeju Royal Family for N100 million and that a deed of assignment was duly executed by both parties.

According to him, some members of the Onibeju Royal Family had initially petitioned the EFCC over an alleged fraudulent activity of one Miss Folashade Ogundare whom the family had withdrawn the power of attorney over the piece of land from.

He alleged that while investigation was still ongoing over the family’s alleged N4 billion fraud against Miss Ogundare, the matter took a different twist as the family member who took the matter to commission became suspects.

In a more shocking development, Adeshina stated that the commission last year slammed a 11-count criminal charge of stealing against his client and nine members of the Onibeju family.

In a move to further intimidate Mrs Yakubu, he said that the commission further proceeded to freeze his client’s company, Monan Trading Company Ltd, account without a valid order from any court.

The freeze on the company’s account was however lifted earlier this year as the trial judge, Justice Ipaye lambasted the commission for the flagrant disregard for the rule of law.

The judge, who described the EFCC’s action as illegal promptly ordered that the account be reopened.

The judge, according to him also …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper