Court Strikes Out Whistle-Blower’s Suit

The FCT High Court, Jabi, has actually started out an application looking for to force the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), to examine previous EFCC chairmen for supposed corruption.

Justice Abba-Bello Muhammad, started out the application after paying attention to the submission of the candidates’ counsel, Mr Frank Tietie.

Complainants in the matter with fit number M/4853/17 were George Uboh and George Uboh Whistleblower Network.

Muhammad started out the match on the ground that the candidates did not have the locus standi to force the Attorney- General to examine previous chairmen of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

Inning accordance with the judge, the candidates have no power under the arrangements of the law to choose for the AGF who to prosecute.

” I have actually analyzed the application of the candidates looking for an order of the court to begin an action of mandamus on the participants.

” Applicant should have a locus standi before such an application can be given,” the judge stated.

Inning accordance with Muhammad, a personal legal professional has no locus standi to oblige the AGF to prosecute a person.

The judge included that Section 383 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) specified on when a personal legal specialist might force the AGF to examine an individual.

The candidates had actually hoped the court, to exercise its powers under Section 174 of the 1999 Constitution and purchase the AGF to examine and prosecute previous and present EFCC chairmen.

Those noted for examination were Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Mrs Farida Waziri, Mr Ibrahim Lamorde, Ibrahim Magu and Access Bank Plc

. They averred that the EFCC chairmen were deceitful, and chose not to represent recuperated money in accordance with Section 15, 16, and 17 of the EFCC Act.

The complainants stated that the participant owed them a responsibility to prosecute the EFCC chairmen.

They stated that readily available proof revealed that Ribadu, Waziri, Lamorde, Magu and Access Bank had actually dedicated; “major acts of scams and corruption.”( NAN).