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Court stops Senate from arresting former EFCC boss

24 March 2016, 09:53

Abuja -  A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the Senate from going ahead with the probe of former Chairman of the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, over an alleged N1tr scam.

The money was seized from some alleged corrupt public office holders, but was said to have been re-looted, with no record kept on how it was remitted or utilised.

The Senate had in February issued a warrant of arrest on Lamorde for failing to honour its invitation to defend himself against the allegation.

Also read: Senate orders arrest of ex-EFCC boss, Lamorde

In a motion ex-parte, Lamorde through his counsel, Festus Ukpue asked the court to stop the Senate from issuing a warrant of arrest on his client, pending the hearing and determination of the suit before the court.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole, after listening to the ex-parted motion granted the relief sought. 

- News 24


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