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Alleged Fraud: Obanikoro Moves Against EFCC





Alleged Fraud: Obanikoro Moves Against EFCC Musiliu Obanikoro

– Former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro has instituted a court action demanding the sum of N100m as general damages for the a forceful seizure of his properties by the EFCC

– The suit was filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Chief Ogwu Onoja (SAN) on Thursday, June 16, before the Federal High Court in Lagos

– The former minister also wants the court to declare that the action of the EFCC against him constitutes a gross violation of his fundamental rights as guaranteed under Section 43 of the 1999 Constitution

Musiliu Obanikoro is is demanding the sum of N100m as general damages from the EFCC.

Former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has instituted a court action against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged breach of his fundamental human rights.

Obanikoro among others is demanding the sum of N100m as general damages for the alleged unlawful and unconstitutional forceful seizure, detention and/or freezing of several items, properties and personal effects belonging to him and members of his family by the EFCC on June 14, 2016, the Punch reports.

In the suit which was filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Chief Ogwu Onoja (SAN) on Thursday , June 16 before the Federal High Court in Lagos, Obanikoro asked the court to restrain the EFCC, whether by its officers, servants, privies, assigns or agents from arresting/detaining, harassing any of the applicants or their relatives pending the hearing and determination of the suit.

Other demands made by Obanikoro before the court includes; an order to restrain the commission from further entering their premises; order directing the EFCC to tender an unreserved public apology to them for the unlawful action and for the court to aside the forceful seizure, detention and/or freezing of several items, properties/personal effects and direct the respondent to release all the items, properties and personal effects seized from their premises.

The former minister also wants the court to declare that the action of the EFCC against him constitutes a gross violation of their fundamental rights as guaranteed under Section 43 of the 1999 Constitution and Article 14 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Meanwhile, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu says looters have stopped keeping money in banks and have resorted to storing cash in their abandoned properties in order to avoid being caught by the ant-graft agency, the Punch reports.

Magu said at a workshop titled, the ‘Role of Professionals in the Fight against Corruption’ in Abuja on Friday, June 17.


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