Politics Federal High Court Asked To Sack Magu As EFCC Chair



Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, a Lagos-based lawyer and activist, filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos seeking to stop Ibrahim Magu from presenting himself as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The suit also asks the Senate not to entertain any further request for the confirmation of Magu as chairman since the Senate has refused to confirm his nomination as chairman of the Commission.

The human rights lawyer asked the court to restrain the Federal Government of Nigeria, the EFCC and all other authorities from recognizing Magu as the chairman of EFCC, either in acting or substantive capacity. Adegboruwa also sought for a declaration of the court that given his conduct in office so far, Magu ‘is not fit and proper person’ to function in office as chairman of EFCC.

The lawyer asked the court to give an order forthwith directing Magu to vacate and relinquish his office as EFCC Chairman, whether in acting or substantive capacity.

In a 39-paragraph affidavit deposed by Adegboruwa in support of the suit, he traced the appointment of Magu back to November 9, 2015, contending that he has been functioning in acting capacity as EFCC Chairman, beyond the six months allowed by law.

However, no date has been fixed for hearing of the suit.


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