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EFCC Gives Update On Alleged Raid On Appeal Court Justice’s House In Kano

Funke Busari

A Court of Appeal judge, Honourable Justice Ita Mbaba, presiding at the Kano Division, is not under investigation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren on Wednesday debunked reports about the said judge being under investigation by the Commission in a statement.

According to him, operatives of the Commission visited the property housing Hon. Justice Mbaba, on a Property Verification Exercise, owing to a subsisting matter involving the owner of the property, belonging to another entity.

Stating futher, the commission says it holds the judiciary in optimum respect and will do nothing to embarrass any officer of the court.

The Spokesperson of the agency, however said the allegation 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 is false.

The Commission explains that operatives of the Commission visited the property housing Hon. 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. 

Mr. Uwujaren said available facts showed that Hon. Justice Mbaba is not the owner of the property and could, therefore, not be the subject of any investigation by the Commission.

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