EFCC lacks authority to declare individuals ‘Wanted’ without court order – Lawyer

Abuja-based human rights lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, has posited that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) lacks the legal authority to declare individuals wanted with valid court orders. In a statement on Friday, Olajengbesi, the Managing Partner of Abuja-based law firm, Law Corridor, said the recurring declaration of individuals wanted by the EFCC raises concerns about the adherence to due legal processes by the anti-graft agencies. The EFCC, alongside the police and the Department of State Services have been wont to declare individuals wanted without court orders, the latest in…

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Telecomms Network Shutdown: Human rights lawyer slams N1bn suit against Gov. el-Rufa’i, others

A Human rights lawyer, Gloria Mabeiam Ballason Esq, has sued the Kaduna State Governor, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and 5 telecommunications companies for the shutdown of telephone services and the internet; an action she alleges was not backed by law, violated her rights and the rights of affected citizens resident in Kaduna State. The lawyer, who is also alleging that the action of the Kaduna State governor and the State government does not satisfy the constitutional exception of “…any law reasonably justifiable in a democratic society in the interest of…

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