- A suit filed by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia against EFCC over her fundamental human rights violation was struck out
- The lawsuit was described as academic in view ofmarraignment and granting the bail on self recognition
Justice Muslim Hassan of a Federal High Court in Lagos has struck out a suit filed by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia on Tuesday, November 29.
The lawsuit seeks immediate release of Mrs Ofili-Ajumogobia from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Recall that Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s was arraigned before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Monday, November 28, for allegedly receiving N5million from a lawyer.
Justice Hassan said: "The issue of the applicant’s bail from the EFCC custody has been overtaken by the event of her arraignment at the Lagos High Court and her subsequent release on bail by the court."
Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s request to declare the remand order issued by a magistrate court to detain her from November 10 till November 28 was unlawful and illegal was also declined.
It was explained that the remand order was in line with the provision of section 264(1) of the administration of criminal justice law of Lagos state, 2011.
However, the judge, condemned the EFCC for revoking the administrative bail earlier granted to Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia.
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