Date Published: 04/16/10
No Court Order Stops EFCC From Arresting Ibori
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has debunked claims in some media reports on Thursday that Justice I.N. Buba of the federal high court, Asaba issued an order restraining the anti-graft agency from arresting former Delta state governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori.
The Commission wishes to state that following the reports in the media over the purported interim injunction, we have since made enquiries from the judge and the court to know whether such order was given. The response we got was that no such order was issued by either the judge or the court. Instead, the court only directed the applicants to put the Commission on notice while it refused to grant any interim injunction as sought.
Besides, up till now no one has served the EFCC any court order if it is true that one was granted.
As such, members of the public should disregard reports on the court order as it does not exist.
On the basis of this, the EFCC insists Chief Ibori should come out of his hiding and honour the Commission’s invitation.
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