BREAKING: EFCC clarifies ‘invasion’ of Appeal Court presiding justice’s residence
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said Justice Ita Mbaba, the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division, is not under any investigation contrary to media reports.
Solacebase reports that early on Wednesday, a viral story of the invasion of Justice Ita Mbaba residence by operatives of the EFCC was awash online.
However in a statement issued by EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday, denied investigating Justice Ita Mbaba but rather clarified the said invasion.
The statement reads: ‘’The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to some reports in the Social Media, alleging that its operatives, in the Kano Zonal Command “invaded” the residence of the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division, Honourable Justice Ita Mbaba, located on Sheik Yusuf Adam Game street, off Race Cross Road, Nassarawa Government Reservation Area, Kano.‘’
‘’While it is true that operatives of the Commission visited the property housing Justice Mbaba, on a Property Verification exercise, owing to a subsisting matter involving the owner of the property, there is no truth, linkage or nexus with any investigation of the Honourable Justice of the Court of Appeal.‘’
‘’Available facts showed that Justice Mbaba is not the owner of the property and could, therefore, not be the subject of any investigation by the Commission.‘’
‘’We wish to restate, that Hon. Justice Ita Mbaba is not under any investigation by the EFCC. The Commission holds the Judiciary in optimum respect and will do nothing to embarrass any officer of the court.‘’