Lagos lawyer want Court to stop Magu from parading himself as EFCC chairman

A Lagos based lawyer and activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa on Monday filed a suit at the court which seek to stop Ibrahim Magu from parading himself as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

In the suit which was filed at a Federal High Court in Lagos, Adegboruwa is also asking the Senate not to entertain any further request for the confirmation of Magu as Chairman since the Senate has declined to confirm his nomination as Chairman of the Commission.

Aside from Magu, other defendants in the suit are the Senate and the Attorney-General of the Federation(AGF).

The human right lawyer asked the court to restrain the Federal Government of Nigeria, the EFCC and all other authorities, from recognizing, treating or in any other manner dealing with 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, that 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.

He also contends in the suit that all actions taken by the EFCC under the ‘illegal’ tenure of Magu, especially charges and information filed in court, are illegal, null and void.

In a 39 paragraphs 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.

No date has been fixed for hearing of the suit.

Source: Daily Trust

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