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Presidential Poll: Keyamo Drags Atiku, EFCC, Others To Court

Festus Keyamo SAN, the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign committee, has launched a lawsuit against Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate for the general elections of 2022, before the Federal High Court of Abuja.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, and Code of Conduct Bureau are other defendants in the lawsuit.

According to the writ of summons with the filing number FHC/ABJ/CS/84/2022, Keyamo claims that on or around December 2, 2022, a whistleblower by the name of Michael Achimugu went public and detailed in graphic detail some of the events that took place between him and the first Defendant.

The Plaintiff avered that the said Achimugu then made available to the public a Certified True Copy of an affidavit to which he swore capturing those events.
The Plaintiff further averred in his statement of claim that he obtained the CTC of the said affidavit.

The statement of claim sighted by our correspondent has an alleged conversation between Achimugu and Atiku.

Specifically, the Plaintiff wants a declaration that the 1st Defendant is under a legal obligation to make available to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Defendants, for the purpose of aiding their investigation, information available to him in respect of a certain bank account belonging to a company named Marine Float and other accounts of two undisclosed companies, which information he disclosed to a certain close aide of his called Michael Achimugu, as to how the said accounts were used as a “Special Purpose Vehicles” to secretly divert and misappropriate public funds between 1999 and 2007 when the 1st Defendant served as Vice President of Nigeria.

Keyamo is also praying for a declaration that the 1st Defendant is under a legal obligation to submit himself to the CCB, ICPC and EFCC for thorough investigation in connection with information available to him in respect of a certain bank account belonging to a company named Marine Float and other accounts of two undisclosed companies.

The Plaintiff is seeking a declaration that the CCB, ICPC and EFCC are under a legal obligation to invite and/or arrest, investigate and (if found wanting) prosecute the 1st Defendant in respect of information available to the 1st Defendant in respect of a certain bank account belonging to a company named Marine Float and other accounts of two undisclosed companies.

Among other reliefs, the APC spokesman wants, “A mandatory order compelling the 1st Defendant to make available information to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Defendants, for the purpose of aiding their investigation, as well as an order
compelling the 1st Defendant to submit himself to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Defendants for thorough investigation in connection with information available to him in respect of a certain bank account belonging to a company named Marine Float and other accounts of two undisclosed companies.

“A mandatory order of compelling the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Defendants to invite and/or arrest, investigate and (if found wanting) prosecute the 1st Defendant in respect of information available to the 1st Defendant in respect of a certain bank account belonging to a company named Marine Float and other accounts of two undisclosed companies, which information he disclosed to a certain close aide of his called Michael Achimugu, as to how the said accounts were used as “Special Purpose Vehicles” to secretly divert and misappropriate public funds between 1999 and 2007 when the 1st Defendant served as Vice President of Nigeria.
No judge has been assigned the suit.

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