The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied reports that its operatives invaded the residence of the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division, Justice Ita Mbaba.
In a statement on Wednesday by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren said reports that its operatives invaded the residence of Justice Mbaba are false and misleading.
Uwujaren explained that the EFCC officials from the Kano Zonal Command only visited Mbaba’s home for property verification over a subsisting matter involving the owner of the structure.
He added that the Appeal court justice was not under investigation despite the anti-graft agency officials’ visit to his residence.
Uwujaren, however, disclosed that the said property located on Sheik Yusuf Adam Game street, off Race Cross Road, Nassarawa Government Reservation Area, Kano, who visited for property verification.
The statement read “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to some reports in 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.
“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.”