On Yakubu's Request, Court Strikes Out Rights Suit Against EFCC

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Andrew Yakubu in court


Following the granting of bail to Mr. Andrew Yakubu, erstwhile Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, has withdrawn his fundamental rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Yakubu, had asked a Federal High Court sitting in Kano to order the Federal Government to return to him over N3 billion that was found in his home in Kaduna and demanded public apology and N1billion as damages for his continued detention.

Yakubu’s lawyer, Adeola Adedipe, told the court on Tuesday that due to the intervening circumstances, from when the case was filed and now, his client has decided to discontinue the case.

Adedipe noted that since his client has been properly charged to court and granted bail, they considered it necessary to discontinue the case.

After the lawyers to EFCC and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mrs. Rita Ogar and T. D. Agbe, confirmed being served with Yakubu’s motion, the presiding judge duly obliged and struck out the suit.