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Ex-Governor Nyako fails in attempt to block EFCC arrest

Former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako might soon be getting a knock from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as an Abuja Federal High Court on Monday refused to grant an application seeking a restraining order against the anti-graft agency.

Nyako had filed a motion ex-parte, seeking an interim injunction restraining the EFCC, Inspector-General of Police and the Department of State Security from arresting him for alleged corruption.

Moving the motion, Nyako’s counsel, Ore Ogungbeje, urged the court to restrain the respondents pending the determination of the origination motion he filed for the enforcement of his fundamental rights.

The presiding judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed however, refused to grant the application, citing insufficient reasons to restrain the respondents in the fundamental rights enforcement suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/474/2015.

He said, “having read through the supporting affidavit, particularly paragraphs 5 to 19 which contain facts relating to this case, this court is unable to accede to the request for order of interim injunction sought.’’

Mr. Mohammed, instead, ordered Nyako to put the respondents on notice vis-à-vis the applications for injunction filed against them while ordering Nyako to serve the originating motion, filed on May 28 on the respondents, within seven days effective from Monday.

He adjourned the case until July 1, for hearing.

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