Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Former NNPC Boss, Andrew Yakubu Withdraws N1 Billion Suit Against EFCC

Former NNPC Boss, Andrew Yakubu, (EFCC Photo)

Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Andrew Yakubu, on Tuesday, withdrew his breach of fundamental human rights suit instituted against the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC).

This followed an application by his lawyer, Mr. Adeola Adedipe who appealed to the judge to withdraw the suit.

Yakubu was arrested on the 8th of February after a sum of $9.8bn cash was discovered at his slum in Kaduna state. The EFCC then filed six count charges against him bordering on fraud and money laundering.

He later demanded N1bn as compensation for his alleged detention by the anti-graft agency without being charged to court.

According to a report by PUNCH, Yakubu's counsel cited the recent arraignment of the former NNPC boss and the bail subsequently granted him (Yakubu) by the court as the grounds for filing the discontinuance notice.
"We consider it necessary to discontinue this suit, we have served the notice on all the parties and they are not opposed to our application," Mr. Adeola told the court.

Meanwhile, the counsel to the EFCC, Rita Ogar and T.A. Agbe did not oppose the motion.

Justice Mohammed then struck out the suit on grounds that none of the parties was against the motion.

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