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Saturday, 17 December 2016

An Abuja Magistrates Court today warned Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) acting chairman Ibrahim Magu over abuse and disobedience of court ruling.

A Magistrates court sitting in Mpape, Abuja ordered that the anti-graft agency boss be sent to prison if he continues to detain a  formersuspect named Na'im Lawal.

Lawal was arrested on October 14 2016 after allegedly conspiring to loot public funds, however, the court ruled in his favour when EFCC charged the case. Weeks have passed and Lawal hasn't been released and Magistrate Okeagu Azubuike therefore endorsed form 48, 'Notice of Consequences of Disobedience to Order of Court' against the EFCC acting chairman.

The order read:
"Take Notice that unless you obey the order of court contained in the ruling of the court discharging the expired remand warrant issued by the Honourable Court and ordering the release of the applicant to his freedom on the 1st of December, 2016, you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to committal to prison."

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