The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has expressed displeasure following a ruling by an Abuja High Court committing its Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, to prison for contempt.
The EFCC in a statement described Bawa, as a champion of rule of law and due process, who also believes in close partnership between the two institutions in justice administration.
Bawa was convicted by Justice Chizoba Oji on Tuesday over the failure of the anti-graft agency to comply with an earlier order of the court.
The Court had ordered the commission to return to a defendant, a former Director of Operations of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Air Vice Marshal Rufus Adeniyi Ojuawo, his Range Rover Jeep and 40 million naira seized from him.
The anti-graft agency had in 2016 arraigned Ojuawo before Justice Muawiyah Baba Idris of An Abuja High Court, on a two-count charge. The statement also explained that its chairman was not appointed when the order was given on November 21, 2018,