The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has revealed that the presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division, Honourable Justice Ita Mbaba, was not under investigations.
This was disclosed in a statement, by the EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday.
The commission dismissed some media reports that the judge was under investigation, stating that operatives of the EFCC merely visited the residence of the judge for property verification.
He said, “The attention of the EFCC, has been drawn to some reports on social media, alleging that its operatives, in the Kano Zonal Command, ‘invaded’ the residence of the presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division, Honourable Justice Ita Mbaba, located on Sheik Yusuf Adam Game street, off Race Cross Road, Nasarawa Government Reservation Area, Kano.
“While it is true that operatives of the commission visited the property housing Hon. Justice Mbaba, on a property verification exercise, owing to a subsisting matter involving the owner of the property, there is no truth, linkage or nexus with any investigation of the Honourable Justice of the Court of Appeal.
“Available facts show that Hon. Justice Mbaba is not the owner of the property and could, therefore, not be the subject of any investigation by the Commission.” He added
The spokesman added that the commission would do nothing to embarrass any officer of the court.
He said, “We wish to restate, that Hon. Justice Mbaba, is not under any investigation by the EFCC. The Commission holds the Judiciary in optimum respect and will do nothing to embarrass any officer of the court.”