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Adegboruwa Withdraws Case Against Magu’s Connfirmation As EFCC Chairman




By Ganiyat Ganiyu

Lagos, (An24) – Human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, on Monday, February 20, withdrawn the case filed against the confirmation of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before a Federal High Court.

Recall that, Adegboruwa had urged the Senate from proceeding with the confirmation of Magu as EFCC chairman based on his alleged corrupt practices and lavish lifestyle.

At the resumed hearing on Monday, Mr Tayo Oyetibo (SAN), who appeared for Adegboruwa, said he informed the court that upon being instructed to handle the case, he went through the file and decided to persuade Adegboruwa to drop the case, in order to encourage Magu in the anti-corruption campaign.

Human Rights Lawyer, Ebun olu Adegboruwa

Human Rights Lawyer, Ebun olu Adegboruwa

Confirming the development, Mr Adegboruwa himself told the court that he was well persuaded by his counsel, that in his second coming, “Mr Magu will do a good job, to be more rule of law friendly and to be holistic in his approach to the anti-corruption drive of the administration”.

Responding, Wahab Shittu who represented Magu stated: “the respondents are not opposed to the withdrawal of the case and they were very happy on the position that Adegboruwa has taken, which would surely boost the anti-corruption war of the Buhari/Osinbajo administration.

“The government needs the input and support of lawyers and activists like Adegboruwa, to bring their wealth of experience to bear on the fight against corruption,” he said.

Consequently, Justice J. Olatoregun struck out the case.

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