Court Sets Aside Conviction Of EFCC Boss Bawa For Contempt
The Federal Capital Territory High Court has dismissed the contempt proceedings and all orders of conviction for contempt against Abdulrasheed Bawa, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
After hearing an application from the EFCC Chairman, Justice Chizoba Oji set aside the proceedings on Thursday.
The application was made in accordance with Sections 6(6) (a) and 36(1) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Constitution 1999 (as amended), Section 91 of the Sheriffs and Civil Process Act, Cap S6 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004, and other relevant enactments.
The court found that at the time of the order, the EFCC Chairman was not in contempt of court as he had complied with the order that the Respondent’s Range Rover be released and by several internal memoranda, the Applicant had initiated the commission’s internal mechanism to ensure the payment of the sum of N40, 000,000 to the Respondent.