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EFCC Loses Case Against Human Rights Lawyer, Adegboruwa

The High Court of Lagos State, presided over by Justice A. Opesanwo has set aside and vacated the interim order of forfeiture by which the house and property of one Mr. Jonathan Udeagbala, was purported to have been attached by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, in August 2012.

In May, Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, was charged to court for allegedly dealing in property forfeited by order of court to the Federal Government through the EFCC.

Adegboruwa had maintained that he committed no offence in law, but only assisted two business partners to broker a settlement arising from a telecoms transaction and that the EFCC was only taking advantage of the anti-corruption war of the Buhari regime to persecute him “because of his constant criticism of the Buhari administration and in particular because of his involvement as defence counsel in the case of Chief Government Ekpemupolo (alias Tompolo) and the cousin of the former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Azibaola Robert,” according to a statement his chambers issued on Sunday

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  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Efcc shud refrain from being used as tools

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    That is the problem of the nation. This administration can’t fight curruption under this Democratic regime.

  • Justice Elmer

    They should face their job.. Investigate those complacent in suspicious transactions

  • Justice Elmer

    Losing a case doesn’t speak well of and for them

  • Justice Elmer

    The EFCC had better not allow themselves be used as a tool for personal escapades

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      Of course that is what dey re, efcc is no longer an independent body

  • If they keep loosing cases …I can only imagine

  • emekachilaka

    that is what we ever get when de go around harassing people rubbish

  • WillieBravo

    I don’t have any faith in the EFCC. They are the bulldog of the FG.

    • chika bibian

      I concur

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      Yes na

  • Olovo Obinna

    EFCC has been ridicule by current administration, ,,,imagine…..them go just arrest n drag people to court without doing their underground job very well