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Anti-graft war: EFCC boss appeals against ex-parte orders

By Abdulwahab Abdulah
LAGOS—Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mrs. Farida Waziri, yesterday, appealed to the Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Inumidun Akande, to ensure that judges handling anti-graft cases did not form the habit of granting frivolous interlocutory injunctions and ex-parte orders to deliberately stall investigations and trial of cases.

According to Waziri, granting interlocutory injunctions  were capable of not only portraying the judiciary in bad light but can also erode public confidence in the judicial system.

She said this during a courtesy visit to the Chief Judge to appreciate the commitment and the support of the Lagos Bench to the work of the anti-graft agency.

Responding, Akande stressed that the state judiciary will continue to give its support in the fight against corruption.
She noted that the state judiciary always ensured that judges handling EFCC cases are not transferred unduly in order not to disrupt their cases.

Earlier, Waziri said “the commission deeply appreciates the efforts of the judges, particularly the designated judges, attending to our matters. They have been of immeasurable assistance to us. We can only appeal to you to help us with more of their services without prejudice to your right to choose, retain, redeploy or re-design new modus operandi for the designated judges.”


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