The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says the Federal Capital Territory High Court Maitama, Abuja, has set aside the Order of Committal and the entire contempt proceedings against the Chairman of the EFCC, Absulrasheed Bawa.
According to EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, Justice Chizoba Oji set aside the conviction of the applicant for contempt based on the merit of the application.
The statement quoted the justice as saying, “I hereby set aside the entire contempt proceedings in Suit No. FCT/HC/CR/184/2016 between the Federal Republic of Nigeria v AVM Rufus Adeniyi Ojuawo.
“That I further set aside the conviction of the Applicant, the Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for contempt unconditionally.”
The court had convicted Bawa of contempt of court for refusing to obey an order asking the EFCC to return a Range Rover and the sum of N40 million to the applicant in a suit.