Court dismisses suit seeking EFCC’s probe of ex-Gov Yari for N900bn fraud

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed a suit seeking an order compelling the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate former Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, for alleged misappropriation of N900 billion for lacking in merit.

Patriots for the Advancement of Peace and Social Development (PAPS) had, in an exparte application, through its Chairman, Dr Sani Shinkafi, had prayed the court to order the EFCC to act on the 15 petitions and commence an urgent investigation of the former governor.

Justice Abang, who dismissed the exparte application for lacking in merit, also held that the application was filed out of time.

Justice Abang said, in line with Order 34 Rule 4 of the Federal High Court Rules, applications such as the one by the applicant should be done within three months of receiving the reports and documents on which the plaintiff based his case.

The Judge maintained that in line with the rules, the court lacks jurisdiction to extend the time for hearing such a matter as it is statute-barred.

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Court dismisses suit seeking EFCC’s probe of ex-Gov Yari for N900bn fraud

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