Friday, 24 March 2017

Appeal Court reserves ruling on EFCC’s case against Fayose

Appeal Court reserves ruling on EFCC’s case against Fayose

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday reserved ruling on the application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), urging the court to restrain the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, from using his account.
The Counsel to EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that application was supported by a seven- paragraph affidavit, aimed at restraining the respondent from making further withdrawal from the account pending the determination of the substantive appeal.

Oyedepo argued that by the rules of the court of appeal the judges are empowered to make an injunction of such in the interest of justice.

Citing Order 4 Rule 6 to buttress his argument, Oyedepo urged the court to grant the injunction to prevent the respondent from dissipating energy on a lower court ruling.
Fayose’s counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), argued that an injunction cannot be granted on an already completed or partly completed matter, since the respondent enjoys immunity.
Ozekhome, who asked the court to refuse the EFCC prayers, said the application failed because it did not show any cause of appeal.
Counsel to Zenith Bank Plc, Oluwasegun Ayinde, did not oppose the application as canvassed by the EFCC.

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