• Court slams N5m fine  on EFCC detaining Abba Mohammed for 41 days without charging him to court

    Court slams N5m fine on EFCC detaining Abba Mohammed for 41 days without charging him to court

    Justice Jude Okeke of the FCT High Court on Monday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to pay N5 million to Mr Abba Mohammed for violation of his right.

    Okeke held that the EFCC failed to prove why the applicant (Mohammed) was detained for about 41 days without charging him to court.

    “The applicant’s contention that his fundamental right was denied him by the respondent was not proved otherwise; there must be reasonable suspicion upon which the detention was made.

    “The […]