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High Court throws out Obla lawsuit against EFCC

26 November 2016, 07:34

Lagos - Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos has struck out a lawsuit lawyer Godwin Obla had brought against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Obla, who was detained by the EFCC for allegedly offering N5 million gratification to Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court, had filed a N1billion suit against the EFCC.

He sought the court to declare his detention unlawful.

In his judgment on Friday, Justice Idris declared the detention was legal, as he said fundamental rights were not “absolute.”

Also read: Reps order EFCC, CBN to go after MMM promoters in Nigeria

He agreed Obla and Ofili-Ajumogobia were detained based on reasonable suspicion of commission of a crime and that there was a pending criminal charge against them before a Lagos State High Court.

The arrests were part of a government crackdown on alleged corruption in the country’s judiciary. 





- CAJ News


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