EFCC Lacks Powers To Prosecute Judges – Court of Appeal

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal on Monday ruled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, lacks the competence to investigate or prosecute serving judicial officers, except when such judges have been dismissed by the National Judicial Council, NJC.

The verdict was given in a suit between the EFCC and a judge of the Federal High Court, Hydiazira Nganjiwa, as the appellate court nullified the earlier decision of a Lagos high court.

Some judges, including those at the Supreme Court are being prosecuted for corruption by the EFCC.

The anti-graft agency is yet to respond to this decision as at the time of filing this report.

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