COURT FIXES 5th APRIL , 2017 TO HEAR SUIT SEEKING TO REMOVE MAGU AS THE Ag. CHAIR OF EFCC




Shortly after his renomination as the substantive Chairman of the Anti-graft Agency (EFCC) was rejected by the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, 15th March, 2017, Mr. Magu Ibrahim Mustapha was served by the Bailiff of the Federal High Court, Abuja, with copies of the Originating Summons filed by an Abuja Lawyer. In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/159/17, the Lawyer, Barrister Johnmary Chukwukasi Jideobi, is seeking to oust Magu Ibrahim Mustapha, as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

In the concluding part of his written address, the Plaintiff descended heavily on Magu in these telling words:

"We further submit that the refusal of the 4th Defendant to accept, as unquestionably binding, the decision of the 1st Defendant rejecting his nomination is a grave and violent confrontation to the well-established Constitutional authority of the highest law-making body in Nigeria. The Constitution which established the Senate and empowers it to screen and approve or disapprove the nominations of Mr. President equally by its Section 1 (1) establishes its pre-eminence and pervading bindingness on all authorities and persons throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria."


"By continuing to remain and act as the Acting Chairman of the 3rd Defendant despite his resounding rejection by the 1st Defendant, the 4th Defendant is rumpling the Nigerian Constitution. Has he got the powers to do that? The answer is a loud NO. Persons who are desirous of presiding over the agencies of government established by law cannot afford to be spiteful of the law and where they are found to be riding roughshod on the Rule of Law, a civilized society ought not to entrust them with a position of responsibility otherwise by their impunity and abuse of democratic ethos, an organized society may come to a sad end. The 4th Defendant should be told so in the clearest of language."

The matter has been fixed for hearing on the 5th April, 2017 before the Honourable Justice Quadri of the Federal High Court 10, Abuja.












COURT FIXES 5th APRIL , 2017 TO HEAR SUIT SEEKING TO REMOVE MAGU AS THE Ag. CHAIR OF EFCC COURT FIXES 5th APRIL , 2017 TO HEAR SUIT SEEKING TO REMOVE MAGU AS THE Ag. CHAIR OF EFCC Reviewed by David Brunt on Saturday, March 18, 2017 Rating: 5

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