The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disowned a
police lawyer, Ibrahim Mohammed, who filed a criminal charge against a former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah.
The counsel for EFCC, Helen Okonofua, informed Justice James Omotoso of the Federal High Court in Abuja that Mohammed, a Superintendent of Police, from the Legal Department of the Force Headquarters, was not authorised to file any criminal charge against Oduah.
The counsel stated that Mohammed was initially with EFCC but was seconded from EFCC back to the Police on November 4, 2022, and since has nothing to do with the EFCC.
The counsel informed Justice Omotoso that the police lawyer had been investigated by EFCC as ordered by the judge and that the report of the findings would be filed at the Registry of the Court and be made available to the court thereafter.
The trial judge in a small ruling, fixed October 4, 2023, for the EFCC to formally make the report of the findings available to the court.
Justice Omotoso had on Tuesday, July 11 handed the police lawyer over to EFCC for filing frivolous criminal charges against the former Minister in the name of EFCC.
Source: CHANNELS TV