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Ekiti state Govt. Faults EFCC’s Continued Detention Of Officers

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The Ekiti State Government has announced plans to challenge, what it called, breach of the fundamental human rights of its Finance  Commissioner, Toyin Ojo.

It will be recalled that Ojo and the state Accountant-General, Yemisi Owolabi were detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC) over allegations of financial misconduct, at an event to officially declare Governor Ayo Fayose’s presidential ambition, held in Abuja.

In an interview with newsmen, the state Attorney-General, Kolapo Kolade, disclosed the state government’s plan to approach the Federal Capital Territory High Court for the enforcement of the fundamental rights of the officials being detained, adding that they were neither charged to court nor released unconditionally.

He added that the officials ought not to have been arrested in the first place because there was a pending court injunction barring them from doing so.“Our return date for further hearing on the injunction is Thursday, October 12, 2017. The EFCC has not vacated the injunction, so they err in law by arresting the officer despite a subsisting order.

“The date for definite hearing on the enforcement of fundamental rights is next week Tuesday. So, I can confirm to you that we are already in court.”Ojo and Owolabi were arrested on September 28 over alleged misapplication of Federal Government’s N9.3 billion bailout funds to pay backlog of salaries being owed workers.

 

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