Keyamo sues EFCC, ICPC, seeks prosecution of Atiku

Keyamo sues EFCC, ICPC, seeks prosecution of Atiku
Keyamo sues EFCC, ICPC, seeks prosecution of Atiku

Festus Keyamo, spokesman for the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress, filed a lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), calling for the arrest of the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The Nigerian Senior Advocate (SAN) joined the Independent Commission on Corruption and Other Related Crimes (ICPC) and the Code of Conduct (CCB) in the case, which was filed after the end of the year, the 72-hour ultimatum he gave.

Keyamo, a Senior Advocate from Nigeria (SAN), issued the ultimatum in a letter dated January 16 to the presidents of EFCC, ICPC and CBC.

He has said that Atiku should be arrested and prosecuted for alleged violations of the Civil Service Code of Conduct, money laundering, breach of trust and criminal embezzlement as well as conspiracy.

Keyamo made the claim following controversial videos released by Michael Achimugu, a former Atiku collaborator. In videos released a few weeks ago, Achimugu made several allegations against the PDP presidential candidate.

He testified that between 1999 and 2007, when Atiku was vice president, he colluded with former president Olusegun Obasanjo to rob the country using what he called “special purpose vehicles,” distinct” (SPV).

Keyamo filed a petition with the Federal Supreme Court in Abuja forcing anti-corruption agencies to investigate the case and prosecute Atiku.

Other Development: Court cancels order to confiscate 40 properties of Ekweremadu

A Federal Supreme Court in Abuja has overturned a temporary order to seize 40 properties related to former Vice President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu from the Federal Government.

Judge Inyang Ekwo reversed an order on Friday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) failed to disclose relevant information, particularly regarding Ekweremadu’s detention in the UK.

Judge Ekwo accepted the argument of Ekweremadu’s attorney, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), that the detention of his client would not allow him to defend himself over property rights.

On November 4, 2022, EFCC received a court order for the temporary seizure of the aforementioned assets as proceeds of corruption.

But Ekweremadu, in a petition filed by Awomolo on December 15, 2022, argued that the seizure order was issued in error because the anti-corruption agency failed to disclose its failures to the Court, Uxbridge Magistrates Court in the United Kingdom, where he was returned on human trafficking charges.

The senator is accused of impersonating David Ukpo in an attempt to harvest his kidneys for a transplant that his daughter (Ekweremadu) desperately needs.

Ekweremadu alleges that the EFCC fraudulently obtained a forfeiture order to the government by withholding information that an investigation into 40 properties had begun since 2008.

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