follow due process to arrest Fani-Kayode, court tells EFCC, DSS, Police

The Federal High Court Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission not to arrest Femi Fani-Kayode and Yinka Odumakin without following the appropriate due process of the law.

Ruling on a fundamental rights suit filed by the duo, Justice John Tsoho maintained that such arrest by the EFCC, Department of State Services or the Police must be subject to processes being in accordance with provisions of the law.

Justice Tsoho

Justice Tsoho also ordered that the EFCC’s public declaration to arrest Fani-Kayode and Odumakin on the basis of spreading false rumours was an infringement on their rights and a breach of their fundamental rights as enshrined in Sections 34(a) 35(1) (4) and (5) of the 1999 Constitution.

The judge further made an order enforcing Fani-Kayode and Odumakin’s fundamental rights and ordered the EFCC, the DSS and the Nigeria Police to stop issuing threats of unlawful arrest

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