How Range Rover, N40m Landed EFCC Chairman Abdurasheed Bawa In Kuje Prison

How Range Rover, N40m Landed EFCC Chairman Abdurasheed Bawa In Kuje Prison

  • Abdulrasheed Bawa, the EFCC chairman, has been convicted and remanded in Kuje correctional centre
  • The chairman of the anti-graft agency has refused to obey a court decision that ordered the release of a Range Rover and N40m to one Rufus Adeniyi Ojuawo, who was discharged and acquitted in 2018 from bribery allegation
  • Justice Chizoba Oji of the federal high court in Maitama Abuja ordered the inspector general of police Usman Alkali-Baba, to enforce the court order on Bawa

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FCT, Abuja - Usman Alkali-Baba, the inspector general of police, has been ordered to arrest and jail Abdulrasheed Bawa, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, for his failure to comply with a court order.

Justice Chizoba Oji of the federal high court in Maitama, Abuja, gave the order as Bawa has refused to return a Range Rover and N40 million to an applicant, PM News reported.

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The judge rejected the argument of Francis Jirbo, counsel to the EFCC, to justify the refusal of Bawa’s refusal to comply with the order.

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“The Inspector General of Police shall ensure that the order of this honourable court is executed forthwith,” the judge directed Alkali-Baba.

The court had given the order on October 28 on a motion on the case filed by Air Marshal (AVM) Rufus Adeniyi Ojuawo, an ex-director of operations of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

EFCC Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa Federal High Court Abuja

In a motion filed before the court by Ojuawo, the complainer argued that the anti-graft agency refused to adhere to a court judgement that ordered the release of withheld property in a judgment delivered on November 21, 2018.

Ojuawo was arrested and arraigned before a federal high court in Nyanya in 2016 for allegedly receiving a bribe of N40 million and a Range Rover from one Hima Abounakar of Societe D'Equipment International Nigeria Limited

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But the NAF senior officer was discharged and acquitted because the EFCC failed to prove the allegations in 2018.

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Before Justice Daniel Osiagor of a federal high court in Lagos, the trial resumed with testimony from an EFCC investigative officer, Shehu Shuaibu.

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