On Wednesday, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) responded to Abdulrasheed Bawa, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), being sentenced to Kuje correctional facilities for contempt of court, pending the order being set aside.
MURIC, on the other hand, has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to investigate the ‘ugly’ development.
The Islamic group’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, issued a statement calling for an investigation.
The statement partly read: “The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), AbdulRasheed Bawa, was yesterday sent to Kuje prison for contempt of court.
“We are surprised by this judgement. We are, therefore, inclined to take the ruling with a pinch of salt.
“Without prejudice to the wisdom and authority of the learned judge, we posit that the circumstances surrounding the ugly development should be investigated by the Minister of Justice.
“The Honourable Minister of Justice [Alhaji Abubakar Malami] should investigate this with minimum delay. There must be checks and balances on all sides.”
Abdulrasheed Bawa failed to obey an order issued on November 21, 2018, according to Justice Chizoba Oji of a High Court in Maitama, Abuja.
The court ordered the return of seized assets totalling N40 million and a Range Rover and that order was not obeyed.