- The EFCC has lost a N450 million fraud suit against Taraba APC guber candidate, Sani Danladi
- The commission was also slammed with N228 million by the Federal High Court in Taraba for dragging the name of Danladi into disrepute
- The court further warned the EFCC against disrespecting the court’s ruling, urging the commission to allow the law prevail
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has lost another war against corruption when the N450 million fraud suit it filed against the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Taraba was dismissed by a Federal High Court in Jalingo.
EFCC had filed the graft charges against APC candidate, Sani Danladi and two other persons, who were said to be a former minister of labour and productivity, Joel Ikenya, and a lawmaker in the state House of Assembly, Mark Useni, Vanguard reports.
But in his court verdict on Wednesday, January 30, Justice Stephen Pam ruled in favour of the defendants, mandating the commission to to refund N228 million to Danladi within 72 hours of the judgement.
The court further waned the EFCC against disrespecting the court’s ruling, urging the commission to allow the law prevail.
According to the presiding judge, the prosecuting counsel could not provide convincing evidences against the APC candidate and two other, hence its decision.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Paul Usoro, the president of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), had vowed not to resign his position despite the N1.4 billion fraud charges levelled against him by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
The NBA president, who also doubled as a senior advocate of Nigeria, said he had proved his innocence during the executive meeting of the body, adding that he could only be made to resign by NBA executive committee.
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