A Federal High Court Sitting in Abuja has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies
from detaining a former governor of Zamfara State and Senator-elect, Abdul’aziz Yari, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
Justice Donatus Okorowo gave the order in a ruling he delivered on an ex-parte motion on Monday, June 5. The respondents (EFCC, ICPC and DSS) were directed by the Judge to show cause in the next adjourned date on why the prayers sought on the motion ex-parte should not be granted.
Okorowo said, “The respondents were, however, restrained from detaining the applicant until the return date for the order to show cause.”
The judge adjourned the matter to June 8 for the respondents to show cause.