Unic Press UK: A case has been filed at a Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Nigeria, seeking an order of mandamus to compel one of the country’s anti-corruption agencies, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to institute a criminal case against Adam Oshiomhole – a former Edo State governor and the All Progressive Congress (APC) national chairmanship aspirant for the election scheduled to hold on 23 June 2018 during the party’s National Convention.
According to news report on the Nigeria Lawyer website, an ex-parte motion has been filed by Bishop Osadolor Ochei, who claims to have written to the EFCC on the criminal activities of the former governor.
Ochei further averred that he had complained several times [but to no avail] to the EFCC on the need to act on the petitions against Oshiomhole, including a petition he wrote in 2016 and another by Matthew Edaghese in 2012.
The case is before Justice Abdul Kafarati. No date has yet been fixed for the hearing of the ex-parte motion filed by the applicant Ochei.
Meanwhile an opposition political party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has weighed in, accusing the ruling party APC of shielding Oshiomhole from criminal prosecution.
We believe that Governor Oshiomhole is being officially shielded from investigation by the @MBuhari Presidency.
We therefore invite Nigerians to join the call for the investigation and prosecution of the erstwhile governor over the weighty allegations against him. pic.twitter.com/baFapQKhql
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) June 14, 2018