👤 By Adenike Lucas
Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, the “corrupt” acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been ordered by an Imo State High Court to pay the sum of N100,000 to a Senior Advocate of Nigeria whose “fundamental rights” where violated by the Commission.
Mike Ikenna Ahamba, SAN is also to receive N5 million from the EFCC.
Justice Njemanze who delivered the ruling in favour of Chief Ahamba said: “a perusal of the facts adumbrated by the parties in this matter, show that the respondents did not deny detaining the Applicant for six days, from November 22 to 28, 2017.
“In conclusion, this fundamental right proceeding succeeds as it is meritorious and deserving to be granted.
“Injunction is granted restraining the Respondents, their agents, servants, officials and all those acting through or under them, from further detention of the Applicant (Ahamba) or further inviting him, save for him to appear before a court of competent jurisdiction over the allegation for trial or for the purpose of issuing a clearance certificate to the Applicant.”
Mr Magu, described as a “perennial offender” had his nomination as the fourth substantive chairman of the EFCC was rejected twice by lawmakers due to an indicting report by the Department of State Services, DENISAURUS News has previously reported.
The DSS report which corroborates our report exclusively gathered from interactive engagement with the bold staffers of the Commission, stated that Mr Magu has “failed the integrity test and will eventually constitute a liability to the anti-corruption drive of the present administration.”
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However, despite his rejection on December 16, 2016 and March 15, 2017, the indicted officer, who was suspiciously promoted this year, remains “illegally” in office.