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Court summons AGF, EFCC on the property of former governor Yari



The Federal Superior Court, Abuja, convened on Monday the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Commission on Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) to appear before the plans to confiscate the property of the former immediate governor of the state of Zamfara, Mr Abdulaziz Yari.

NAN reports that Judge Nkeonye Maha, who made the order after hearing the arguments presented in an expanded motion by Yari’s lawyer, Mahmoud Magaji SAN, postponed the matter until August 30.

The ex parte motion, marked FHC / ABJ / CS / 948/2019, was filed in accordance with section 46 (1) and (3) of the 1999 constitution and order 4 rules 3 and 4 of the fundamental rights (procedure of execution) 2009 rules.

The AGF is the first defendant, while the EFCC is the second defendant in the lawsuit. Judge Maha also ordered that the defendants receive the legal proceedings within 48 hours before the proceedings were postponed.

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Latest Nigeria News reported that Judge Taiwo Taiwo of the Abuja Division of the Federal Superior Court ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last week to unlock a Yari property located in Maitama, Abuja.

Judge Taiwo, who gave the order in a ruling on an expansion request filed by the former governor, said the anti-theft agency’s action was illegal as it was not backed by law.

Yari, last week, prayed to the court to order the EFCC to seal its property located in Maitama, Abuja.

In a request for an expansion filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Mahmud Magaji SAN, the former governor said the EFCC sealed the property against the provisions of the law.