Revealed: The court order Adoke, EFCC, CBN don’t want to obey

Central Bank of Nigeria

The CBN and the EFCC have appealed the order.

Premium Times has obtained the copy of the Court Order which the Ministry of Justice, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, do not want to comply with.

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court, Lagos, had on February 22 given a 72-hour ultimatum to the EFCC to furnish an applicant, Boniface Okezie, with details of the property recovered from the former Managing Director of Oceanic Bank Plc, Cecilia Ibru.

The judge also compelled the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, to disclose the list of criminal prosecutions carried out by the Ministry of Justice through private lawyers, the reason for using private lawyers, and the cost of hiring them.

Mr. Idris further ruled that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, should disclose the whereabouts of the money recovered from Ms. Ibru and whether it had returned any part of the money to Oceanic Bank or its shareholders.

However while the CBN and the EFCC had since appealed against the order, the office of the AGF is yet to either comply or appeal the ruling of the judge, four weeks after the order was granted with a 72-hour ultimatum.

Download copies of the order.

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