Court fixes June 24 for Saraki’s suit against EFCC

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday fixed June 24 for the hearing of two suits filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to challenge his probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

This was despite the petition sent on Tuesday by the EFCC to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, accusing Justice Taiwo of bias in his handling of cases involving the commission and requesting the re-assignment of all the cases to another judge of the court.

The request by the EFCC followed separate orders issued by Justice Taiwo to stop it from continuing its investigations of alleged corrupt acts said to have been committed by Saraki and Governor Rochas Okorocha.

Justice Taiwo had, on May 9, granted the ex parte order stopping the commission from going ahead with the probe of Okorocha.

He also on May 14 granted a similar order in favour Saraki.

A lawyer, Mr Sunday Onubi, moved the separate applications filed along with the fundamental rights enforcement suits separately instituted by Okorocha and Saraki.

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