EFCC 'Army asked us to detain GEJ’s former ADC,' Agency says

This is coming after Adegbe slammed a N100million lawsuit against the EFCC for alleged unlawful detention.

  • Published:
Col. Ojogbane Adegbe play

Col. Ojogbane Adegbe.

(Signal)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) revealed that the continued detention of Col. Ojogbane Adegbe, the former Aide-de-Camp (ADC) of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is at the instance of the Nigerian Army.

This is coming after Adegbe slammed a N100million lawsuit against the EFCC for alleged unlawful detention.

The anti-graft agency, in a counter-affidavit filed by its lawyer Mr. Francis Jirbo,  said “In further response to the paragraph 6 of the affidavit in support of the applicant’s (Adegbe’s) application, the respondent (the EFCC)‎ states that it has never invited the applicant for any investigation.

“The true position is that it was his office, the Nigerian Army, that brought him to the office of the respondent, in furtherance of their investigation into detected financial crimes committed in the arms procurement involving the applicant.

“That contrary to the depositions contained in paragraph 7 of the affidavit in support of the applicant’s application, the respondent has never caused the Nigerian Army to invite the applicant from anywhere.

Read: GEJ's former ADC refused to list beneficiaries of N10b loot

“That contrary to the depositions contained in paragraph 12 of the affidavit in support of the applicant’s application, the respondent states that the applicant is in custody at the instance of his employee, the Nigerian Army.”

The EFCC interrogated the former Aide-De-Camp (ADC) for allegedly distributing N10 billion in laundered funds to members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.