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Court: EFCC Absent As Shehu Sani Files Human Rights Abuse Against Commission

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission failed to appear in court on Wednesday over the abuse of fundamental human rights filed against the commission by the former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central constituency, Shehu Sani.

The human activist had sued the anti-graft agency and ASD Motors for detaining him illegally for more than one month over a petition submitted to the commission by the proprietor of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda.

The former lawmaker was represented by G. N. Peter and E. J. Effiong of A. Ibrahim SAN & Co before Justice A.I. Banjoko at the FCT High Court 21.

EFCC was not present for the hearing neither did the anti-graft agency send legal counsels to represent them before the court.

The 2nd Respondent (Alhaji Sani Dauda) was, however, represented, while EFCC gave no reason for their absence.

Shehu Sani through his lawyer asked for an adjournment to enable all parties be present in court for the case.

In granting the applicant’s request for adjournment, the case was adjourned till 28th May 2020 while the Judge ordered that the First Respondent (EFCC) be served before the time.

“Base on your request for adjournment, I hereby adjourned this case till the 28th May 2020 and the EFCC should be served with a notice before the adjourned date.”



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