– The Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled in favour of former Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari
– The suit seeking to investigate the former governor for fraud by the EFCC has been struck out
– A group had earlier approached the court to compel the anti-graft agency to probe Yari
A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), indicates that Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the request by a group, Patriots for the Advancement of Peace and Social Development (PAPS) to probe former Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari.
PAPS had approached the court in an exparte application to order the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate Yari for alleged misappropriation of N900 billion.
The group’s request for an investigation was turned down during a hearing presided over Justice Okon Abang on Thursday, February 4.
Justice Abang who dismissed the suit for lacking in merit also held that the application was filed out of time.
The judge maintained that in line with the rules, the court lacks jurisdiction to extend the time for hearing such a matter as it is statute barred.