In what appears like its determined effort to have Human Rights Lawyer ,Festus Keyamo continue the trial of Former Aviation Minister,Femi Fani-Kayode,the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ,EFCC has written a letter to the Federal High Court ,Ikoyi Lagos informing it that Keyamo had actually been authorised by the commission to handle the case.
The letter with reference number EFCC/EC/FHC/100/13 dated June 27, 2013 was addressed to the Chief Registrar, Federal High Court,Ikoyi, Lagos.In it, Chile Okoroma ,acting director, legal & prosecution department who signed for Executive Chairman Ibrahim Lamorde said “Kindly be informed that since 2008, Mr. Festus Keyamo and his firm, Festus Keyamo Chambers, have been instructed to prosecute the above mentioned Charge on behalf of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. They have since diligently prosecuted the matter up to Supreme Court and back to the Federal High Court.
“We hope this will clear any doubt as to the authority of the firm to prosecute this matter.
Accept the assurances of our highest regard.” The attorney general of the federation and Keyamo were copied.(see copy below).
“There is no doubt that it is only the GF that has the powers to give fiat to any lawyer in private practice to prosecute any matter on behalf of the federal government of Nigeria” the court said on Monday.How the court reacts to the commission’s letter remains to be seen.