EFCC Appeals Ruling Committing Bawa to Prison
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on February 10, 2023
the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has filed a motion before the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, asking for a stay of execution of the judgment of the Kogi State High Court delivered on December 12, 2022 and the consequential order made on February 6th 2023, in the suit between the commission and Ali Bello.
In the judgment of Feb 6th, Justice Rukayat Ayoola of the Kogi State High Court,had granted the application for commital to prison of the EFCC chairman, AbdulRasheed Bawa for disobeying an earlier court order made on 12 December 2022.
However, a statement by the commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, says the EFCC is seeking a stay of the execution of the judgment committing Bawa to prison as well as an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the appellants from attempting to enforce the judgment of the trial Court pending the final hearing and determination of the appeal.