Party sues Buhari, AGF, wants EFCC sacked




Hope Democratic Party has dragged President Muhammad Buhari, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami SAN, before a Federal High Court in Abuja, asking for the dissolution of the management of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The suit, with number FHC/ABJ/CS/1028/2017, is praying for an Order of Mandamus compelling the President and AGF to dissolve without delay the structure of the EFCC and to probe the gross abuse of power and office by some operatives of the anti-graft agency.
Also joined as defendants in the fresh court action are the Chairman of the Anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu, and two of his operatives, A.I. Arogha and Ukpeni Ewoh said to be at the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency.
The party prays among others, that the EFCC as presently constituted, is engaging in abuse of power by turning its operatives to agents of war against perceived political opponents.
In the court action instituted by Clement U. Ezeukwu on behalf of the party, the plaintiff claimed that its presidential candidate in the 2015 general election, Chief Ambrose Albert Owuru, had been allegedly subjected to harassment, intimidation and oppression by two EFCC operatives in Port Harcourt upon his filing a court action against the federal government on the fuel subsidy scam.
The party claimed that the harassment, intimidation and oppression of its national leader got to the climax when the two EFCC operatives instigated a land speculator to write a damaging petition against Owuru.
Plaintiff further claimed that a criminal charge was preferred against its sponsored presidential candidate and that after several years of failure to secure his conviction in court, the said land speculator, Ikechukwu Eze sworn to affidavit to deny the contents of the petition and sought for the withdrawal of the criminal charge against its national leader.
The party further averred that in spite of the withdrawal of the petition on oath by the alleged land speculator, the two EFCC operatives said to be prosecutors in the matter have resisted the move by the court to strike out the charge.
HDP also contended that rather than facing the reality, the EFCC operatives also instigated a team of Special Armed Robbery Squad (SARS) to arrest and carry out a search warrant in the house of its National Leader in Port Harcourt and that in the end nothing incriminating was found in the house.
However, no date has been fixed for hearing of the suit.

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