Law firm seeks AGF’s permission to prosecute Magu, 3 ex-EFCC bosses

Forthright Chambers, a law firm in the FCT has sought the permission of the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami to prosecute EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu over allegations of corruption.

The firm also listed Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Mrs Farida Waziri, Mr Ibrahim Lamorde as ex-bosses of the commission to be prosecuted.

The leave to prosecute was contained in a letter titled: Application for consent to prosecute a case of corruption pursuant to sections 106, 268, 381 and 383 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.

The firm also mentioned Access Bank Plc as a company that allegedly supported the former chairmen in perpetrating the alleged fraud.

The consent letter is coming barely a day after an application seeking to compel the AGF to prosecute the former EFCC bosses was struck out by an FCT High Court.

Justice Abba-Bello Muhammad had on April 4 struck out the application moved by Mr Frank Tietie on the ground that he lacked “locus standi’’ to compel the AGF to prosecute the former heads of the anti-graft body.

The Judge had said Section 383 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) already spelt out where a Private Legal Practitioner could compel the AGF to investigate individuals.

The applicants in that matter were George Uboh and George Uboh Whistleblowers Network. (NAN)

SOURCE: African Spotlight