Federal high Court orders EFCC,DSS, police not to arrest Fani-Kayode, Odumakin: Federal high court sitting in Abuja, has issued a restraining order to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC from arresting former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode and spokesman of Pan-Yoruba group Afenifere, Chief Yinka Odumakin, over allegations of spreading fake news.
Fani Kayode in a post via his twitter handle, a while back, accused the EFCC of surrounding the residence of embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, to arrest and possibly prosecute him.
The anti-corruption agency had immediately threatened to drag the duo to court for peddling fake new against it.
However Fani Kayode and Odumakin approached the court, filing an ex-parte motion on Monday, for an order to restrain both the EFCC and other security agencies from taking any action against them, pending the determination of their joint-suit.
The order which was filed through their lawyer Chukwuma-Umachukwu Ume, SAN, was granted by Justice John Tsoho. The judge also fixed February 4 to commence hearing on the matter, while ordering all the parties not to take any action, capable of affecting the subject matter of the suit before it.