Economic and Financial Crime Commission chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa has been left off the off by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja.
The on Wednesday had ordered that Mr. Bawa be remanded in Kuje Prison for failing to abide by the court ruling ordering him to return a Range Rover and the sum of N40m seize from Air Vice Marshal Rufus Ojuawo.
Presiding judge Justice Chizoba Oji set aside the contempt proceedings Thursday after hearing an application brought by Bawa.
The application was brought pursuant to Section 6(6) (a) and Section 36(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), Section 91 of the Sheriffs and Civil Process Act, Cap S6 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004 and other relevant enactments.
According to the court, at the time of the order, Bawa was not in contempt of court as he had complied with the order that the respondent’s Range Rover be released and by several internal memoranda, the applicant had initiated the EFCC’s internal mechanism to make the payment of the sum of N40,000,000 to the respondent.

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