A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission from detaining a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
Justice Donatus Okorowo, who gave the order in a ruling he delivered on an ex-parte motion on Monday, also stopped the Department of State Services from detaining the senator-elect.
Justice Okorowo hence, ordered the respondents (EFCC, ICPC and DSS) to show cause in the next adjourned date on why the prayers sought on the motion ex-parte should not be granted.
“The respondents were, however, restrained from detaining the applicant until the return date for the order to show cause,” he ruled.
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The judge adjourned the matter to June 8 for the respondents to show cause.