Another attempt by embattled Chairman of Bi-Courtney Highway Services Limited, Wale Babalakin to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC from prosecuting him on money laundering charges failed today as Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos dismissed his application.
He had approached the court, seeking an order to enforce his fundamental human right by way of preventing the EFCC, agents or security agencies of government from harassing, arresting or detaining him, further to the charge filed by the EFCC at the Lagos High Court.
Two Lebanese, Hassan Rmaiti and Talal Hammoud who were arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on November 26, 2012 with $2,073,160 (Two Million, Seventy Three Thousand, One Hundred and Sixty Dollars) have been convicted by Justice Okechukwu Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has declared former governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu wanted for offences bordering on conspiracy, stealing and misappropriation of public fund.
The action followed the failure of the suspect to respond to invitation by the anti- graft agency.
Attempt by the EFCC to arrest Audu at his 32, Sulaiman Barau Street, Asokoro, Abuja residence on December 11, 2012 failed as he allegedly evaded arrest.