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EFCC disowns police lawyer who filed criminal charges against Stella Oduah

A police lawyer, Ibrahim Mohammed, was disowned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for having brought a criminal complaint against Stella Oduah, a former minister of aviation.

Justice James Omotoso of the Federal High Court in Abuja was informed by the attorney for the EFCC, Helen Okonofua, that Mohammed, a Superintendent of Police from the Force Headquarters’ Legal Department, was not authorized to bring any charges against Oduah.

Mohammed was first employed by the EFCC, but on November 4, 2022, he was seconded back to the Police and has never worked for the EFCC since.

The lawyer informed Justice Omotoso that the EFCC had investigated the police lawyer as the judge had directed and that the court will have access to the report of the findings once it had been filed at the court’s registry.

The trial judge set October 4, 2023, as the day on which the EFCC must formally provide the court with the report of its findings.

Recall that on Tuesday, July 11, Justice Omotoso had turned the police lawyer over to the EFCC for bringing baseless allegations against the former Minister on behalf of the EFCC.

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