Crime

Ogun Assembly Sues EFCC, Former Deputy Speaker, Over Alleged Conspiracy

Ogun State House of Assembly has instituted a case at the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, against the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the impeached former Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Dare kadiri, for bias and conspiracy to impugn the house.

In a statement made available to newsmen from the Assembly in Abeokuta, the house said, the issue was taken to court through a suit with file number fhc/ab/cs/7/2022, after its request to the EFCC for the provision of a copy of the petition against the house in line with the constitution but was not granted.

The EFCC and Mr. Kadiri were sued through an originating summons, requesting an order of interlocutory injunction to restrain the EFCC from taking further actions, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit filed by the house.

The Assembly also sought the relief of the court, directing EFCC and Mr. Kadiri to maintain status quo as at 1st of December, 2021 or stay all actions relating to the criminal investigation against members of the house pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit filed by the Assembly members.

The application of the Ogun state House of Assembly is expected to bar the EFCC from giving effect to its invitation letter dated, 5th January, 2022 or taking any further steps against members of the Assembly being investigated by the agency.

Ogun State House of Assembly had alleged the impeached Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Kadri of having access to an official of the EFCC who he had used to implicate members of the house.


Oluwatoyin Adegoke

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