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Nyako: Court rejects EFCC application to stop N12.5m fine

A Federal High Court Abuja has refused an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking to stop the execution of the court…

A Federal High Court Abuja has refused an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking to stop the execution of the court ordered payment of N12.5 million to Senator Abdulaziz Nyako.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole yesterday upheld his earlier judgment on June 22, 2016, which awarded the sum of N12.5 million damages to Nyako following his detention for more than three days.

However, on July 4, 2016, the EFCC filed a motion on notice seeking the court to stay execution of the judgment, claiming it has filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal.

Ruling on the motion for stay, Justice Kolawole struck out the EFCC application and ordered the agency to deposit the N12.5 million fine with the Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court within 30 days.

 

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