EFCC chairmanship: Adegoruwa Makes U-turn, withdraws suit against Magu


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The suit filed against the confirmation of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC, by human rights activist and  lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, before the Federal High Court, Lagos has been withdrawn.
The suit which was slated for hearing yesterday was withdrawn by the applicant (Adegoruwa)  and the trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun struck it out.
In the suit, Adegboruwa, had sought to stop the Senate from proceeding with the conformation of Magu as EFCC chairman based upon his alleged corrupt practices and lavish lifestyle.
Yesterday before the court, Mr Tayo Oyetibo (SAN), appeared for Mr. Adegboruwa, while Mr. Wahab Shitu Esq led Rotimi Oyedepo for the respondents.
Oyetibo informed the court that upon being instructed to handle the case, he went through the file and decided to persuade Mr. Adegboruwa to drop the case, in order to encourage Mr. Magu in the anti-corruption campaign.
Adegoruwa's counsel stated further that there is need to give Magu the opportunity to continue the anti-corruption campaign of the present administration and since this case may affect Magu's confirmation as such, it was better to discontinue it.
 Confirming the position of Mr Oyetibo, Mr Adegboruwa himself told the court that he was well persuaded by his counsel, that in his second coming, Mr Magu will do a good job, to be more rule of law friendly and to be holistic in his approach to the anti-corruption drive of the administration.
Responding, Mr Shittu stated the the respondents are not opposed to the withdrawal of the case and they were very happy on the position that Mr Adegboruwa has taken, which would surely boost the anti-corruption war of the Buhari/Osinbajo administration. He said the govt needs the
 input and support of lawyers and activists like Mr. Adegboruwa, to bring their wealth of experience to bear on the fight again corruption.
The judge consequently struck out the case.



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