Maina secures perpetual injunction restraining EFCC, others




#TrackNigeria -Chairman of defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Malam Abdulrasheed Maina has succeeded in securing yet another judgement against the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission and others  in the  Federal High Court of Nigeria  holden at Abuja recently before His Lordship Hon Justice  F. O. G. Ogunbanjo.

In a suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/957/2918  filed by Malam Maina on 5th of September, 2018 praying the court for the determination whether EFCC can lawfully exercise  powers of declaring him as “wanted” on its official website or any other media platform, or by harassing him.

In addition, the former pension boss sought an order of perpetual injunction to restrain EFCC from further harassing him or declaring him wanted in relation to the particulars and subject matter of this suit. 

He further requested and the court ordered EFCC , both jointly or severally, its staff, agents, privies, representatives and any other person or related affiliates under whatever name or guise, to forthwith stay clear and remove his picture, name, references, addresses, details and other particulars from the wanted list published on the EFCC official website or any other related platform where ever it may be.

Hon Justice Ogunbanjo handed down the judgement in favour of Abdulrasheed A. Maina, by giving an order of perpetual Injunction restraining EFCC and its affiliates or related bodies from further declaring him ‘wanted” in relation to subject matter of this suit.

The court further ruled that the action of placing Maina as “wanted” is unlawful as it is an infringement on his fundamental  human rights and it was done without an order of a court of competent jurisdiction, as stipulated by section 41 and 42 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.