Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC, yesterday said the continued detention of a former Aide de Camp to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Ojogbane Adegbe, was on the instructions of the Nigerian military.
The anti-graft agency also denied summoning him from the United Kingdom where he had been attending a military course after quitting as the President’s ADC when Jonathan left office on May 29, 2015.
This is contained in a counter-affidavit which the commission filed to oppose the suit filed by Adegbe, demanding N100million compensation for alleged unlawful detention. Justice Yusuf Halilu of a Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja, entertained arguments for and against Adegbe’s application yesterday and fixed March 1 for judgment.
Adegbe has been in EFCC custody since February 11 in relation to investigation into alleged fraud in the procurement of arms meant for fighting insurgency in the North-East.
But one of EFCC’s lawyers, Mr Francis Jirbo, who deposed to the commission’s counter-affidavit opposing the suit, stated that the anti-graft agency never prompted the Army to summon the former President’s ADC from the UK for the investigation.
Jirbo added that the directive to investigate Adegbe followed the activities of the committee set up by the federal government in October 2015.

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