HeadlineAgain, Court Orders Arrest, Detention Of EFCC Chairman

Again, Court Orders Arrest, Detention Of EFCC Chairman


February 06, (THEWILL) – The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa,
has been committed to prison for disobeying a court order.

The court also directed the Inspector-General of Police to effect Bawa’s arrest and remand him in Kuje prison for the next 14 days until he purges himself of the contempt.

Recall that an Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama, had on November 8, ordered the arrest and remanding of the EFCC boss at Kuje prison over contempt.


The order followed a case filed against the anti-graft agency Boss by Ali Bello, for arresting and detaining him illegally.

The court had declared Bello’s arrest and detention unlawful, unconstitutional, and in contravention of the personal liberty and dignity of human person guaranteed under Chapter IV of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended)

Justice R.O. Ayoola of the Kogi State High Court, on Monday, granted the application for committal to prison of the EFCC chairman for disobeying the court ruling delivered on November 30, 2022, which ordered the EFCC chairman to produce Bello in Court.

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