The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has revealed that he has appealed against the verdict ordering his remand in prison custody.
Okay.ng had reported how a High Court sitting in the Maitama Judicial Division of the FCT, Abuja, ordered the remand of the EFCC boss over the failure of the anti-graft agency to comply with an earlier order of the court.
Speaking on the ruling, Bawa while fielding questions from journalists in Abuja said he has appealed to the ruling.
“We have appealed against it already so we will allow the natural course of the law to take its effect,” he said.
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The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Chizoba Oji, found the EFCC boss guilty of contempt of court, after it was disclosed that he declined to return a Range Rover Sport (Super Charge) vehicle valued at N40million, which the anti-graft agency seized from a former Director of Operations at the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Air Vice Marshal, AVM, Rufus Adeniyi Ojuawo.
Justice Orji had in an order she made since November 21, 2018, ordered the Commission to return the exotic vehicle to AVM Ojuawo, who was on trial.
The former NAF Director of Operations was in 2016, docked before trial Justice Muawiyah Baba Idris of the High Court of the FCT at Nyanya for allegedly receiving N40m and a Range Rover Sport, from one Hima Aboubakar of Societe D’Equipment Internationaux Nigeria Limited.