Nigerian Senator Floors EFCC In Court

By Ikenga Chronicles June 30, 2018

Nigerian Senator Floors EFCC In Court

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unfreeze the accounts of the Senator representing Adamawa South Senatorial District, Abdulaziz Nyako, and that of a company linked to him.

Abdulaziz is the son of former Adamawa governor, Murtala Nyako.

Justice Babatunde Quadri while delivering the judgement held that the action of the EFCC was a gross violation of the fundamental rights of the applicants as guaranteed under relevant sections of the constitution.

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The Judge further held that the sealing and forfeiture of the applicants’ property by the EFCC was unlawful and oppressive.

“In conclusion, the application has merit, same is hereby granted but with following indications, that is, only reliefs 1, 2, and 3 are expressly granted while reliefs 4,5 and 6 are refused.

“The commission is hereby ordered to unfreeze the account of the applicants unconditionally and forthwith.

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“The commission, having sealed up the premises of the applicants since July 2014, should unseal it[sic] forthwith or better still open up the Hillview Estate immediately,” the Judge ordered.

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