#MaguMustGo Court flooded with 17 suits over EFCC chairmanship
At least 17 suits concerning the propriety or otherwise of Mr. Ibrahim Magu remaining as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have been filed before various divisions of the Federal High Court, it was learnt on Tuesday.
Lawyers who appeared before Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja when one of the cases came up on Tuesday, said a related case was filed in the Yola division of the court in Adamawa State, while there was another in the Kano division, Kano State.
Majority of the cases were said to be pending before various judges of the Abuja division of the court.
It was learnt that some of the 17 cases were in support of Magu, while the rest sought Magu’s removal from office on the grounds that he had been rejected by the Senate.
Meanwhile, when one of the pro-Magu suits came up before Justice Kolawole on Tuesday, two lawyers representing two different law firms presented separate letters of engagement to represent the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and the Senate.
While Mr. S.O Alhassan presented a letter engaging his law firm in June, Mr. Peter Abang presented a letter briefing his law firm in August.
The judge directed the two lawyers to sort out the conflicting briefs they got from the Senate before the next hearing date for the particular suit.
The particular suit was instituted by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Jibrin Okutepa, who was represented on Tuesday by Mr. Ocholi Okutepa.