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Jonathan Aide, Adegbe at war with EFCC at the court over detention


Former Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan’s aide is at war with Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at the law court over his detention.

But the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said the continued detention of a former Aide-de-Camp to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Ojogbane Adegbe, is on the directive of the Nigerian Army.

The anti-graft agency also denied serving on him a summons, inviting him from the United Kingdom, where he had been attending a military course after serving as the President’s ADC till May 29, 2015.

This is contained in a counter-affidavit, which the commission filed to oppose the suit filed by Adegbe, demanding N100m compensation from then EFCC for alleged unlawful detention.

Justice Yusuf Halilu of a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Jabi, Abuja, entertained arguments for and against Adegbe’s application on Thursday and fixed March 1 for judgment.

Adegbe has been in EFCC custody since February 11 in relation to investigations into alleged fraud in the procurement of arms meant to fight terror group, Boko Haram, in the North-East.

But one of EFCC’s lawyers, Mr. Francis Jirbo, who deposed to the commission’s counter-affidavit, opposing the suit, stated that the anti-graft agency never prompted the Army to summon Adegbe from the UK for the investigation.

The counter-affidavit states, “In further response to the paragraph six of the affidavit in support of the applicant’s (Adegbe’s) application, the respondent (the EFCC) states that it has never invited the applicant for any investigation.

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