The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa has landed in a serious trouble This time around, a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has ruled that the EFCC boss be sent to Kuje prison for contempt of court Justice Chizoba Oji, in a ruling on Tuesday, held that Bawa and his agency failed to obey the court’s earlier order, hence he should be sent to prison until the EFCC boss does the needful.
An emerging report by The Nation has it that a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama has convicted the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa for contempt of court in relation to his agency’s failure to comply with an earlier order of the court.
Justice Chizoba Oji, in a ruling, held that “the Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is in contempt of the orders of this honourable court made on November 21st 2018 directing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abuja to return to the applicant his Range Rover (Super charge) and the sum of N40, 000,000.00 (Forty Million Naira).
Court convicts EFCC chairman for contempt “Having continued wilfully in disobedience to the order of this court, he should be committed to prison at Kuje Correctional Centre for his disobedience, and continued disobedience of the said order of court made on November 21st, 2018, until he purges himself of the contempt.
The Inspector General of Police shall ensure that the order of this honourable court is executed forthwith,” the judge said. Justice Orji rejected the arguments put forward by the lawyer to the EFCC, Francis Jirbo, to justify his client’s action.