EFCC
Ibrahim Magu

Justice of the Federal High Court in Abuja Binta Nyako has withdrawn from the 19 suits filed in 2017 in respect of the validity or otherwise of Mr Ibrahim Magu remaining the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The decision is following the ongoing trial of the judge’s husband and former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako; and her stepson, Senator Abdulaziz Nyako, bordering on corruption charges before another judge of the court, Justice Okon Abang.

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Announcing her withdrawal from the suit on Tuesday, Justice Nyako said her decision was influenced by EFCC’s repeated formal requests to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, demanding the re-assignment of the matters to another judge of the court.

‎After withdrawing from the cases on Tuesday, she adjourned the case sine die (indefinitely) pending when the Chief Judge would re-assign the cases to another judge.