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EFCC to Appeal N10m Fine for Alleged Emefiele Rights Violation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced its intention to challenge the Federal High Court’s imposition of a N100 million fine on the agency for allegedly violating the rights of former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

Emefiele had filed a fundamental human rights lawsuit against the EFCC, the Federal Government, and the Attorney-General of the Federation.

In response, the court ordered both the EFCC and the Federal Government to pay Emefiele N100 million as compensation for the violation of his rights.

Following the court’s decision, the EFCC expressed disappointment, asserting that Emefiele’s detention had been conducted in accordance with the law.

Dele Oyewale, the spokesperson for the EFCC, conveyed the Commission’s dissatisfaction in a statement, pointing out that Justice O.A Adeniyi’s ruling failed to consider the fact that Emefiele was detained with a valid court order.

Oyewale stated that the EFCC would appeal the judgment and seek to have the N100 million fine set aside by the Court of Appeal.

By dworldgist.com

Peter Ritdung Wakkias is a Nigerian blogger and programmer, known for being the CEO of www.dworldgist.com and www.gospelrespec.com. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic Lafia. Based in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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