Court to Hear Adegboruwa’s Suit Against Magu February 13

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday fixed February 13 to hear a suit filed against Ibrahim Magu, challenging his continued stay in office as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

A lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, had urged the court to forthwith, restrain Mr. Magu, from parading himself as acting chairman of the commission.

In his new suit filed on January 16, Mr. Adegboruwa is also asking the Senate not to entertain any further request for the confirmation of Magu as Chairman.

The defendants in the suit are the Senate, the Attorney-General of the Federation, the EFCC and Mr. Magu.

When the case was mentioned on Monday, Mr. Adegboruwa announced appearance for the plaintiff.

On the other hand, there were no representative for the defendants.

The trial judge, Mojisola Olatoregun, consequently, adjourned the suit to February 13 and ordered service of processes on the defendants.

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