EFCC Boss Arrested: Court sends EFCC boss, Bawa, to prison over contempt
Just recently, the Kogi State High Court announced its decision on the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for disobeying a court order. As a result of disobeying a court order the chairman of EFCC has been sentenced to jail by the court. Yes, you heard it right, Abdulrasheed Bawa has been committed to jail by the Kogi State High Court. This decision came out on Monday when Justice Rukayat Ayoola announced the punishment for the chairman of EFCC for disobeying a court order. Since this news broke out people have been curious to know what was the matter in detail. Here we have explored this story in the following sections of this article. Kindly drag down the page and take a look below.
EFCC Boss Arrested
The Kogi State High Court also directed the Inspector General of Police to effect Abdulrasheed Bawa’s arrest. Reportedly, he will be held in the Kuje Jail for the next 14 days and remanded until he purges himself of the contempt. This decision came out for disobeying a court order which was issued last year on 30th November. The order compelled the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to produce the applicant in the case of Ali Bello. Scroll down the page and read more details.
Sumaila Abbas who is the counsel to the applicant had dragged the EFCC chairman to court for detaining and arresting Ali Bello illegally while the court ruled in his favor for the EFCC to arraign him for alleged money laundering three days after the ruling. The arrest order came after the court asked the EFCC Chairman to explain why he should not be sent to jail for flouting the court order. He was summoned to court on December 12, 2022, in a complaint filed by Ali Bello against him and EFCC.
The Kogi State High Court had said the arrest of the applicant in the face of a subsisting court order made by a court of competent jurisdiction and without an arrest warrant or being informed of the offense for what reasons he was arrested” was unconstitutional and in contravention of the personal liberty and dignity of the human person guaranteed under Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999’s Chapter IV. Stay tuned to this website for more details and updates.