Court dismisses suit asking EFCC to probe ex-Zamfara Governor Yari for N900b fraud

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The Federal High in dismissed a suit seeking an order compelling the and Financial Crimes Commission () investigate former Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari for alleged misappropriation of N900 billion.

Justice Okon Abang, in a , dismissed the suit for lacking in merit.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) observes that a group, Patriots for the Advancement of Peace and Social Development (PAPS), had approached the in an ex parte .

The PAPS, its Chairman, Dr. Sani Shinkafi, had prayed the order the act the 15 petitions seeking urgent action by the anti-graft agency.

Justice Abang also held that the was filed out of time.

The judge said in line Order 34, Rule Four of the Federal High Court Rules, applications, such as the one by the applicant, be done within three months of receiving the and documents which the plaintiff based his case.

He maintained that in line the rules, the court lacked jurisdiction extend the time for hearing such a matter as it is statute barred.