The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged failed attempts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to forcefully remove Godwin Emefiele, from the custody of the Nigeria Correctional Service at its Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja in defiance of a subsisting court order which granted him bail.
The House’s resolution followed the adoption of a petition on the matter from a civil society organisation dated November 27, 2023 and addressed to the House deputy spokesman, Hon. Philip Agbese, stating that the actions of the security agencies were a direct affront on the rule of law and amounted to disregarding the order of a competent Court of Law.
The organisation lamented that the former CBN governor was facing persecution and not prosecution and urged the lawmakers to intervene and stop the agencies of the state from abusing the Court process.
“These Agencies of Government should refrain from all such untoward practices. If there are new offences, they can file new charges and not keep haunting him perpetually and making frantic efforts to abduct him from Prison Custody. This action undermines the rule of law and makes a mockery of our judicial system.
Bail is a temporary freedom and not a permanent freedom. This conduct of the Agencies of the State are all working to undermine the Renewed Hope Agenda and efforts of Mr. President, our Leader, His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR.”