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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Court dismisses Fani-Kayode’s suit challenging his detention
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, on Wednesday dismissed a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by a former Minister of Aviation
Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, seeking an order releasing him from the custody of the Economic
and Financial Crimes Commission.
Fani-Kayode, the spokesperson for the then Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential
Campaign Organisation for the 2015 election, had filed the suit following his arrest by
the EFCC on May 9, 2016 with respect to criminal allegations relating to diversion of
funds meant for arms procurement to political campaigns.
Justice Olukayode Adeniyi delivering judgment on the suit filed by Fani-Kayode to
challenge his detention by the EFCC, held that the legal action lacked merit.The
anti-graft agency arraigned him alongside a former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman,
who was the Director of Finance of the campaign organisation and others for money
laundering before a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday.
The judge held that the detention was not illegal since it was backed by an order of court.
Justice Adeniyi, however, faulted the practice by the EFCC of arresting and detaining a
suspect for the purposes of investigation.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Source : punchngr.com
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