Magu: Court fixes date to hear suit seeking removal of EFCC boss

Justice B.O Quadri of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed October 10 to hear a matter filed by a lawyer, Johnmary Jideobi, seeking to remove Ibrahim Magu as Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

On Thursday, Mohammed Shehu, counsel to one of the respondents, asked the court for an adjournment to enable him to familiarise himself with the case being his first appearance.
Jideobi, who represented himself said he had no objection to the application for adjournment.
Jideobi is asking the court to make a pronouncement terminating the continuous stay of Magu as Acting Chairman of EFCC.
He said that the Senate rejected Magu’s appointment and by virtue of that expediency, the commission being headed by an acting chairman ended when the president wrote requesting for a substantive chairman.
However, the Federal Government, through the office of the Attorney- General of the Federation, objected to the application on certain terms.
Counsel to the Federal Government, Mrs Maimuna Shiru, said that one of the terms had to do with the powers of the president to appoint a chairman for the EFCC, whether in acting or substantive capacity.
Other defendants in the matter include the Senate, the Attorney-General of the Federation, and the EFCC.
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