JUST IN: Group drags EFCC, police to court over Ganduje's bribery allegation
May. 14, 2019
- The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the police have been dragged to court over the bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano
- The suit was filed by a civil society organisation in Nigeria, known as Enough is Enough (EiE)
- The EiE insisted that Governor Ganduje must be investigated over the allegation instituted against him
A civil society organisation in Nigeria, known as Enough is Enough (EiE) has taken the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a federal high court in Abuja over the bribery allegation instituted against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano.
In its suit, EiE also indicted the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) and the police, The Cable reports.
The group, in a statement on Tuesday, May 14, by its assistant manager, Tolulope Oladele, said it is committed to putting public officials on their feet.
Oladele said: “As an institution that is interested in the nation building by promoting good governance, transparency and accountability, we wrote to the ICPC, EFCC, and the Nigeria Police on December 17, 2018 to investigate the bribery allegation against Mr Ganduje as the court of law suggested.
“We followed up with a reminder letter on April 2, 2019. Sadly, the executive arm of government saddled with the responsibility of investigating criminal offenses has taken no action!
“EiE Nigeria has filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court Abuja compelling the EFCC, ICPC and Nigeria Police to probe and investigate Mr Ganduje on all allegations. The matter first came up for hearing on May 10th and has been adjourned to May 24th.
"We are committed to demanding that all who choose to serve and are elected into public office must be held accountable for their actions.
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“According to the Section 15(5) of the 1999 Constitution the State shall abolish all corrupt practices and abuse of power.”
Bulama-Bukarti, in a letter to the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, gave the commission seven-day ultimatum to make the copies available to him or face legal action.