The EFCC over the N3 Billion Loot came up yesterday at the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division, the hon. Court struck out the N1 billion suit instituted by the ex-GMD of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Mr. Andrew Yakubu, who allegedly stashed over N3 billion at his guest house in a bungalow in a slum in Kaduna State,
The ex-GMD of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in his affidavit deposed to that that N3 billion loot was a gift by ‘unknown persons’
The hon. Court, Justice A. R. Mohammed struck out the suit after it was withdrawn by the plaintiff who is already facing six-count money laundering charge filed against him by the anti-graft agency, EFCC.
Mr. Andrew Yakubu, was Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) between 2012 and 2014, had dragged the EFCC to court, demanding public apology and N1 billion as damages over his detention by the agency.
That the hon. court to order the EFCC and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, who are respondents in the suit, to tender public apology to him in two widely published national newspapers for the violation of his rights.
Mr. Andrew Yakubu was represented in court by Mr. Adeola Adedipe Esq., informed the hon. court that the plaintiff Mr. Andrew Yakubu was no longer willing to pursue the case to its logical conclusion.
That his client had earlier filed notice of discontinuance in respect of the matter, noting that the case has been overtaken by events considering that Mr. Andrew Yakubu had been arraigned and released on bail.
After Counsels submission, the Hon. Justice Mohammed struck out the suit number.