Family Of Ex-President Jonathan’s Detained Cousin Demand His Unconditional Release From EFCC Custody

Azibaola-RobertThe family of Azibaola Robert, the cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to charge him to court or release him unconditionally.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the family made the demand at a news conference in Lagos on Sunday.
Mr. Robert, the Managing Director of One Plus Holdings Ltd., was arrested by the EFCC on March 23 for allegedly receiving $40 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, for a pipeline contract.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Faith Robert condemned the continued detention of his elder brother by the EFCC after an Abuja High Court had granted him bail on April 7.
He said the remand order by an Abuja Magistrates’ Court, which EFCC relied upon to detain Mr. Robert, had expired on April 19.
According to him, it is therefore, improper for the anti-graft agency to approach another Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for another remand order when the Abuja High Court has granted bail to the accused.
“The same High Court served a production warrant on EFCC on April 12 after meeting its bail conditions.
“It is important to note that EFCC, an organisation created by an Act of Parliament, has continued to treat the order from a High Court of competent jurisdiction with contempt”, he said.
Mr. Robert urged the EFCC to charge his brother to court, allow him enjoy the bail granted him by the Abuja High Court or free him unconditionally.
(NAN)

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