Jonathan’s Cousin, Azibaola, challenges EFCC

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Mr Robert Azibaola, a cousin to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked a Federal High Court, Lagos to declare that the EFCC has no power to remand suspects under the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).

Azibaola, a lawyer and environmental activist, had filed the suit following his arrest and detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in April 2016.

He has since been arraigned and granted bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Azibaola, in the suit filed on his behalf by a Human Rights lawyer, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa,  joined the EFCC, and the Attorney-General of the Federation as respondents.

He is challenging his alleged illegal detention.

On Tuesday, Adegboruwa informed the court that he was ready to move the applicant’s originating summons.

However, Justice Mojosola Olatoregun, asked him to return on another date for the…

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