EFCC Absent over Wrong Invasion’s Suit, as Abia Journalist Seeks Public Apology, ₦20 Million Compensation.

A Vacation Judge sitting in Umuahia, Hon Justice Kelechi Okereke has adjourned the ₦20m lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, by an Umuahia instituted by an Umuahia based Journalist Norah Okafor.
Adjourning the matter to 18th of October 2021, the Presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Okereke noted that the matter which came up at the vacation court would be transferred to a regular court because he may not likely to continue to preside over the ligation at the next adjourned date explaining that the vacation court would expire on midnight today 30th Sept 2021.
The plaintiff, Norah Okafor recall sued operatives of the EFCC to court demanding ₦20million and public apology for encroaching into her apartment at the wee hours of 21st Sept ,subjected her and occupants of her building to inhuman treatment thus violating their fundamental human rights. However, the EFCC were however absent when the matter was mentioned as they were neither represented by any counsel.

Norah Kafor

Speaking to Newsmen, Counsel to the Applicant, Hagler Okorie while giving insight on the matter said, they approached the court for them to interpret whether the actions of the operatives were inline with their legal mandate as given by the EFCC act.

Barristet Okorie

Barrister Okorie described EFCC’s actions as unlawful and unconstitutional, while they also want the court to interprete that and award compensation on damages and offer public apology to his client.
On the absence of the EFCC at the court, Okorie acknowledged that the court through the baliff served the EFCC application of notice which they ought to respond within five days.

A door damaged by EFCC


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