fbpx
Connect with us

News

Kogi High Court Summons EFCC Chairman Over Alleged Contempt Of Court Order

Kogi High Court has summoned EFCC Chairman Ola Olukoyede to appear on May 13 following allegations of contempt of court brought by former Governor Yahaya Bello.

Published

on

Kogi High Court Summons EFCC Chairman Over Alleged Contempt Of Court Order
Ola Olukoyede and Yahaya Bello

Kogi High Court has summoned EFCC Chairman Ola Olukoyede to appear on May 13 following allegations of contempt of court brought by former Governor Yahaya Bello.

The court directive stems from a case where Bello accused EFCC of violating a court order issued on February 9, prompting the court to grant Bello’s prayers and order Olukoyede’s appearance to address the alleged contempt charge, emphasizing the importance of hearing both sides.

In a legal development, the Kogi High Court in Lokoja has issued a directive to the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, to appear before the court on May 13.

VerseNews reports that this directive stems from a case brought by former Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, with the court identifying Case No: HCL/68M/2024 and Motion No: HCL/190M/2024.

Advertisement

Justice I.A. Jamil of High Court IV presided over the case. Bello alleged that the EFCC violated a court order issued on February 9 by engaging in certain actions.

According to Bello’s argument, these actions amounted to a breach of the court’s order and therefore constituted contempt.

After reviewing Bello’s submissions, including relevant exhibits, the court granted his prayers. As a result, the court ordered Olukoyede to appear before it to address the alleged contempt charge.

The court emphasized the importance of allowing both sides to be heard, invoking the legal principle of “Audi Ultra Patem” (listen to the other side).

Advertisement

The court set the date for Olukoyede’s appearance as May 13, providing an opportunity for him to provide a reason for the EFCC’s purported disobedience of the court order.

This development adds a new layer of legal scrutiny to the ongoing proceedings, highlighting the complexities of the case and the legal issues at stake.

whatsapp

Stay ahead with VerseNews. Get the latest breaking news, insightful analysis, and trending stories. Your go-to source for timely updates and unbiased reporting.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

WATCH: Nigeria Newspaper Headline Today

Apply For Latest Job Openings

Trending

BREAKING: Finidi George Resigns As Super Eagles Head Coach BREAKING: Finidi George Resigns As Super Eagles Head Coach
Sports5 days ago

BREAKING: Finidi George Resigns As Super Eagles Head Coach

Finidi George resigns as the head coach of the Super Eagles, following the NFF's plan to hire a foreign technical...

Tension As President Tinubu Falls, Hits Head On Parade Vehicle During Democracy Day Tension As President Tinubu Falls, Hits Head On Parade Vehicle During Democracy Day
News1 week ago

Tension As President Tinubu Falls, Hits Head On Parade Vehicle During Democracy Day (Video)

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu stumbled and fell during the June 12 Democracy Day parade, sparking renewed concerns about his health.

Democracy Day: FG Announces Date for Public Holiday Democracy Day: FG Announces Date for Public Holiday
News1 week ago

Democracy Day: FG Announces Date for Public Holiday

The Federal Government has announced June 12 as a public holiday to celebrate Democracy Day.

5 Best Video Interview Software You Should Be Using 5 Best Video Interview Software You Should Be Using
Career News2 weeks ago

5 Best Video Interview Software You Should Be Using

Zoom, HireVue, and Spark are some of the best video interview software. These tools enhance efficiency, improve candidate experience, and...

Nigerian Police Academy: All You Need to Know + Requirements Nigerian Police Academy: All You Need to Know + Requirements
Career News2 weeks ago

Nigerian Police Academy: All You Need to Know + Requirements

Aspirants seeking admission to the prestigious Nigerian Police Academy must meet specific criteria, including being a citizen of Nigeria by...

“I Am Not Searching, I Have Many Boys That Service Me” - Korra Obidi “I Am Not Searching, I Have Many Boys That Service Me” - Korra Obidi
Entertainment2 weeks ago

“I Am Not Searching, I Have Many Boys That Service Me” – Korra Obidi

American-based Nigerian dancer Korra Obidi stated she's prioritizing financial stability over relationships, emphasizing she's not seeking romance and has people...

Glo Salary Structure: How Much Does Glo Pay? Glo Salary Structure: How Much Does Glo Pay?
Business2 weeks ago

Glo Salary Structure: How Much Does Glo Pay?

Glo salary structure varies by position: entry-level staff earn around NGN 90,000 monthly, specialists earn about NGN 370,000 monthly, and...

Is There An AI For Interviews? Automated Interview Software Is There An AI For Interviews? Automated Interview Software
Education2 weeks ago

Is There An AI For Interviews? Automated Interview Software

Is there an AI for interviews (automated interview software)? Yes, some include Hirevue, myEver and Vidcruiter. 

Cheapest Universities In Nigeria and Their School Fees Cheapest Universities In Nigeria and Their School Fees
Education2 weeks ago

Cheapest Universities In Nigeria and Their School Fees

Some of the cheapest universities in Nigeria include the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; and the...

10 Best Transport Companies in Nigeria 10 Best Transport Companies in Nigeria
Lifestyle2 weeks ago

10 Best Transport Companies in Nigeria

Some of the best transport companies in Nigeria include ABC Transport, God is Good Motors (GIGM), and Peace Mass Transit....

Advertisement