Ex-NNPC GMD Andrew Yakubu sues EFCC, demands N1 billion compensation

The bundles of cash recovered from Former GMD of NNPC, Andrew Yakubu's residence
The bundles of cash recovered from Former GMD of NNPC, Andrew Yakubu's residence

The former Group Managing Director of the state oil firm, NNPC, from whom the anti-graft EFCC seized over $9.8 million has sued the commission for violating his fundamental rights.

Mr. Yakubu also wants the court to award him N1 billion against the EFCC and the Attorney General of the Federation as damages.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has therefore fixed March 9 for hearing on the fundamental right enforcement suit filed by Mr. Yakubu.

In the suit filed through his counsel, Adeola Adedipe, Mr. Yakubu is asking the court to shield him from further investigation by the EFCC.

He is also urging the court to award the sum of N1 billion against EFCC and Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, who is the second respondent, as damages and compensation, while asking the respondents to tender public apology in two widely published national dailies, for the violation of his aforementioned rights.

At the sitting today, the counsel to the EFCC, J. A. Ojogbane, told the court that he had filed necessary responses and ready to take the preliminary objections and counter affidavit, while counsel to the attorney general, T. A. Kazali, told the court that they just filed their processes shortly before the court sitting, but were yet to be registered in the court record.

Justice Mohammed, thereafter, adjourned for hearing on the motion.

It would be recalled that, on February 3, operatives of the EFCC stormed a building belonging to Mr. Yakubu and recovered a staggering sum of $9,772,000 and £74,000 stashed in a huge fire proof safe.

On February 8, Mr. Yakubu reported to the Commission’s Kano Zonal Office where he admitted being the owner of both the house and the money recovered.


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  • FreeNigeria

    These people are not just wicked without souls, but shameless. This man is suing instead of hiding in shame.

    • burning spear

      Did Yr HOLY DAVID Babachir–Buratia–Amaechi—Tinubu——Fashola——Fayemi–Danbazua——–Prof Yakubu—hide their heads in shame–also?———————Would he have been targeted if he were to be a Fulani and not from Southern Kaduna——where Bingo Buhari led Fulani Boko haram fighters from Mali—to kill innocent natives—————————-with interest in the governorship elections————————————————–in his state–The same treatment being meted out to the Ijaws via Deizani ati Etete by efcc——————————-abi———?————–By a man MAGU..ADJUDGED AS A ROGUE-who is supposed to be a drug rehab in efcc————————–But still being kept there to do the bidding of the Apes in APC——————-

    • Kallah Bature

      This is our “massacred”country for you, where anything goes. You stashed close to $10m in a shanty and go to court when caught. What was your salary for God’s sake.In any case what is heart warming is that the judiciary is now alive to its responsibilities.A former Governor who misappropriated N167m is jailed for five years.My simple mathematics shows that a former north-west governor who allegedly misappropriated N9b will be jailed for close to 30 years.Thank goodness,Nigerian judges are now on the side of the poor.

  • BURNING SPEAR

    Did Yr HOLY DAVID Babachir-Secretary to Government–of Bingo Buhari–ati-Buratia–Amaechi—Tinubu——Fashola——Fayemi–Danbazua——–Prof Yakubu—hide their heads in shame–also?———————Would he have been targeted if he were to be a Fulani and not from Southern Kaduna——where Bingo Buhari led Fulani Boko haram fighters from Mali—to kill innocent natives—————————-with interest in the governorship elections————————————————–in his state–The same treatment being meted out to the Ijaws via Deizani ati Etete by efcc——————————-abi———?————–By a man MAGU..ADJUDGED AS A ROGUE-who is supposed to be a drug rehab in efcc————————–But still being kept there to do the bidding of the Apes in APC——————-

    • Kamalu

      My prayer point for you is that God should fit you with at least a human brain in your next life.

      • burning spear

        Good where is Amaechi.–Tinubu—————–Fashola Prof Yakubu who stolle over 800m from UBEC——where are the thieves—among the Apes—The Babachirs—the Dubai thieves—————————–Buratia—————where are dey————————–monkey——How much brain do u need to know amaechi stole the people of rivers blind and is being shielded by the dead brain cells of Bingo Buhari–animals

  • Kamalu

    If Mr. Andrew Yakubu can claim the abuse of his human rights after stealing funds capable of saving millions of lost life to hunger, starvation and preventable diseases, then truly Nigeria can be likened to a Zoo as some commentators are wont to suggest.

    • burning spear

      @Kamalu—nee Osu pikin—————–even the dead brain cells of Bingo Buhari——-gave Abacha a clean bill of health–Did Bingo Buhari not know the millions of Nigerian kids smuggled from Mali and Niger Republic—who would have been saved with the Abacha loot–when he told the globe Abacha did not steal——-a dime from the oil wells in the Niger delta—?———–Besides–Did this Buhari Baboon–aka–kAMALU– here go to school in Mali or Nigeria–Or is suffering from brain fag like Buhari—–?—Monkey

  • kaycee69

    what sort of shameless people are these elite robbers who instead of covering their face still has the gut to challenge the state for recovering the ill-gotten commonwealth. I think a right thinking Judge should just trash this case out and make him face further consequences for his greed.

  • haba mallam

    barawo ku kamashi barawo ne, hahahaha

    • burning spear

      The Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend and ensure prosecution of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, over alleged breach of Nigeria’s law in handling contracts awarded by the Presidential Initiative for the North East, PINE

      The Senate’s resolution on Wednesday followed presentation of the report on mounting humanitarian crisis in the north-east by the Shehu Sani-led ad hoc committee.

      Mr. Lawal’s company, Global Vision Ltd., is one of the companies indicted by the committee for allegedly benefiting from inflated and phantom contracts – or ones not executed at all – awarded by the PINE.

      Mr. Lawal’s firm was said to have been awarded over N200 million contract to clear ‘invasive plant specie’ in Yobe State.

      The committee found that as of the time the contract was awarded in March 2016, Mr. Lawal was still the director of Global Vision and that he just resigned in September.

    • burning spear

      Ina Babachir–Buratai–Amaechi——–Tinubu –dey na Fashola——————————Ina Danbazua fa——-su fulanis su keshi magana barayisun ko ?

      • Otile

        Deri boy,
        I did not know you speak Hausa this well. You are an educated man indeed. But don’t say fulanis say Fillanci.

    • Otile

      Mallam, mutanen ka suka duka barayi banza. Menini diriyen ka?

  • burning spear

    @Kamalu————–the most——-senior Apes of the Apes in Apc————————-Did Yr HOLY DAVID Babachir–Buratia–Amaechi—Tinubu——Fashola——Fayemi–Danbazua——–Prof Yakubu–being shielded by the Fulanis ati Yorubas——ati their errand boys———————-in Efcc—–hide their heads in shame–also?———————Would he Magu the drug addict————–have targeted him— if he were to be a Fulani and not from Southern Kaduna——where Bingo Buhari led Fulani Boko haram fighters from Mali—to kill innocent natives—————–Aware of his———-interest in the governorship elections————————————————–in his Kaduna state–The same treatment being meted out to the Ijaws via Deizani ati Etete by efcc————-of the Fulani emirate——————abi———?————–By a man MAGU..ADJUDGED AS A ROGUE-who is supposed to be a drug rehab if the not the cells in efcc————————–But still being kept there to do the bidding of the Apes in APC——–

    • serubawon70

      Why not go for psychiatric check up?

      • burning spear

        Did u ever know Bingo Buhari——————–would escape into the wilderness—————-in London——with his mad cow disease—when u were sailing in the boat of falsehood——-armed with his dirty Demonic wares here—–?————————- Now u have started again—-Because u are yet to learn from yr past mistakes–abi—————————-When will the investigations for Amaechi————Dambazua—————Buratai—-Tinubu—–Fashola—-ati Fashola———————-Where is Bingo Buhari?———Mumu Osu—–animals

  • Du Covenant

    Nigeria is an interesting country. Very daring thieving civil servants have the audacity to challenge organs of the State on their human rights. How much respect did these thieves give to our collective human rights whenever they dip their fingers in the State coffers?. If the money allegedly owned by this man is genuine, it would NEVER have been hidden in that house. Please, give me a break!.

  • Anthony Uremeh

    Yakubu’s luck is this; He is a Nigerian!! He should thank his stars that he’s in a country where this can be ‘justified’..
    ‘…

    • BURNING SPEAR

      Would u say Amaechi–Fashola——-Tinubu————Dambazua should be lucky to find themselves in a country like Nigeria where thieves like them are free to raom about freely?

  • burning spear

    Would u say Amaechi–Fashola——-Tinubu————Dambazua should be lucky to find themselves in a country like Nigeria where thieves like them are free to roam about freely?

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  • aisha ani

    Yakubu, oloshi oloriburuku ko ni da fun e…oni jere!

  • GusO

    Frivolous law suit! It should be immediately dismissed and Yakubu should be fined for wasting the court’s time.

    • Kallah Bature

      This man(Yakubu)must be ready to honestly prove the ownership of $9.8b or be punished severely to serve as an example for those who are shameless enough to steal from their country and turn round to play with the intelligence of constituted authority.

  • Nkem

    This country has really lost its conscience. Imagine a disgraced lowlife criminal that should be hiding his face in shame for the rest of his life. Anyway, I think we should psy very close attention because Mr. Andrew Yakubu has just given us a very very very important clue. Hear him: “In the suit filed through his counsel, Adeola Adedipe, Mr. Yakubu is asking the court to SHIELD HIM FROM INVESTIGATION BY THE EFCC. It means that there is much more where that stash of dollars came from. EFCC should seriously get to work and unearth the the remainder of the loot.

  • Africa

    Daring criminals, the smelly crayfish ‘dame patience’ also took the EFCC to court.

  • jon

    So please who will say that nigeria is not the greatest country in the world the free country in the world who will say this government is oppressing the people this week we have disgrace pastor used same government he hate same government he wants dead to silence his side pussy now THIEF is suing efcc for taking back nigeria money efcc wash out he wants you guys to spill the bean on his whistle blower

  • Ha

    It is true that in Nigeria, looting public funds has become one of the crucial fundamental human rights. Yakubu is acting based on precedence.

  • George

    Only mistake this man made is that he didn’t join APC on time as Tinubu, Ameachi, Fashola, ADAMIC ADAMS, sorry Mallam next time pls act on time.

  • Rommel

    I have never understood the meaning of asking court to prevent the EFCC or police from investigating someone,under what law do they make such request?