Court Sends EFCC Chairman to Kuje Prison

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The bushmeat suddenly caught up with the hunter. EFCC Chairman at the center of it all.

An Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama has convicted the Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, for contempt of court.

Abdulrasheed Bawa
EFCC Boss Abdulrasheed Bawa

The EFCC chairman was convicted on Tuesday in relation to the anti-graft agency’s failure to comply with an earlier order of the court.

The court had ordered the EFCC to return to a defendant, a former Director of Operations at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Rufus Adeniyi Ojuawo, his Range Rover, and N40 million.

The EFCC had arraigned Ojuawo on a two-count charge before Justice Muawiyah Baba Idris of the High Court of the FCT in Nyanya in 2016.

He was accused of receiving N40 million and a Range Rover Sport (Supercharged) from one Hima Aboubakar of Societe D’Equipment Internationaux Nigeria LimitedOjuawo, in a suit filed by his lawyer, R.N. Ojabo, complained that the EFCC declined to comply with the order for the release of his seized property made by the court in a judgment delivered on November 21, 2018

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