Jos Court Orders EFCC, IGP to Produce Ex-Guber Candidate in Court


Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

The Federal high court sitting in Jos has issued an order to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase, to produce an ex-gubernatorial candidate in Bauchi State, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu Usman, in court unfailingly.

Usman has been held in EFCC custody after his arrest by men of the Nigerian Police dispatched from the force headquarters Abuja since 16th of April 2016.

He had instituted a case of a breach of fundamental human rights before the court having suffered detention beyond the constitutionally required 24 hours.

His lawyer, Gyang Zi said “The 1999 constitution provides that any suspect arrested should not be detained beyond 24 hours; the constitution says such suspect should be charged to court after 24 hours detention.

Usman was allegedly arrested by the EFCC in the course of an ongoing litigation between him and a Chinese company which he co-owned with Mr. Zhai Feng Quan.

He (Usman) had dragged Quan before the Federal Court Jos last year asking him to account for several exportation of solid mineral from Nigeria without his knowledge and the knowledge of the federal government of Nigeria.

But while the court in Jos had begun to take witnesses on the case, Usman who instituted the case was picked up by a team of police dispatched from the force headquarters Abuja on the 16th of April 2016. He has since then been in EFCC detention.