EFCC vows to appeal judgement that asked it to stop declaring Maina wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to appeal the judgement that asked the anti-graft commission to stop declaring Abudulrasheed Maina, the Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, as a wanted man.

Tony Orilade, Acting Spokesman of the EFCC, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday evening in Abuja.

Okay Nigeria had earlier reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja asked the EFCC to stop declaring Maina, wanted as the action is unlawful.

However, Orilade said in the statement that, “As a commission, we state that such a pronouncement amounts to a clog on the wheels of our operations in execution of our statutory duties.

“The judgment must not be allowed to stand because it is not only a miscarriage of justice but grossly inimical to the culture of corrupt-free society which the commission is striving so hard to enthrone.

“We will therefore, appeal the judgement.

“We further wish to state that we will not relent to do all that is required within the ambit of the law in our avowed commitment to bring every Nigerian with ill-gotten wealth to justice,” he said

Okay Nigeria recalls that in 2017, that Maina was declared wanted by EFCC after failing to honour several invitations by the anti-graft commission.

Maina, following being declared wanted, filed a suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/957/2918, asking the court to decide whether the commission could lawfully do so.

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