1 December 2012

Nigeria: Court Didn't Stop Babalakin's Prosecution - EFCC

Photo: This Day
Wale Babalakin.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said the Federal High Court in Lagos did not ask commission to stop the arraignment of Chairman of Bi-Courtney Limited Dr Wale Babalakin.

A statement by the spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said, "The ruling by Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court, Lagos which many have construed as a restraining order, merely granted leave to the applicant to apply for an order of prohibition preventing the EFCC and the Attorney General of the Federation from going ahead with his arraignment.

"This was one of three prayers sought by Babalakin through an ex-parte application. But Justice Idris turned down the two other prayers, which included an order to restrain the respondents from prosecuting the applicant.

"Their motion on notice for interlocutory injunction against the EFCC and the AGF is scheduled to be heard on December 12, 2012," the statement added.

Copyright © 2012 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.