The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked media insinuations suggesting indictment and probe of the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division, Honourable Justice Ita Mbaba.
In a statement signed by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Spokesman and received by The Union Nigeria, the commission apologized to the Judiciary for any embarrassment the report may have caused.
According to the statement, “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to some reports in the 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, Nassarawa Government Reservation Area, Kano State.
“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 showed that Hon. Justice Mbaba is not the owner of the property and could, therefore, not be the subject of any investigation by the Commission.
“We wish to restate that Hon. Justice Ita 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.” The statement read.