EFCC Removes Benedict Peters’ Name from Wanted Persons’ List

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By Alex Enumah in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has removed the name of African billionaire businessman and founder of AITEO Group, Benedict Peters, from the agency’s list of wanted persons published on the official website of the commission.

The EFCC had on 15 August, 2016, declared Peters wanted in connection with an ongoing investigation being conducted by it.

However, the removal of Peters’ name from the list of wanted persons is believed to be in compliance with the judgment of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which held that the commission cannot declare any person wanted without obtaining an order of the court to do so.

Justice Othman Musa, who had in his March 22, 2018 judgment in the suit filed by Peters challenging his declaration as a wanted person, voided the action of the agency…



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