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EFCC tackles Appeal court, says ‘ridiculous’ ruling on corrupt judges will not stand

The EFCC Tuesday said it will appeal against the ruling of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, which ruled that the agency lacked powers to investigate or prosecute serving judicial officials except where such officers have been dismissed by the NJC.

“It will not stand,” the EFCC said in a statement.

“The commission considers the ruling a dangerous precedent that has no basis in law and is confident that the Supreme Court will upturn the judgment.

“Criminal trial takes precedence over administrative procedures and it is strange that the Court of Appeal wants to put the cart before the horse. This is ridiculous! The appellate court simply wants to confer immunity on public officers from prosecution for corruption. EFCC said.

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