ABUJA—An Abuja High Court at Apo, yesterday, dismissed a fundamental rights enforcement application that the embattled former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, lodged against his detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Fani-Kayode, who is currently answering to a 17-count corruption charge before the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, had approached the Abuja court, praying it to order his release from custody of the anti-graft agency. While dismissing the suit, Justice Olukayode Adeniyi held that the arrest and subsequent detention of the applicant by EFCC on May 9, was not illegal since the action was backed by a valid court order. However, the judge faulted EFCC for often adopting the approach of arresting and detaining a suspect for the purposes of investigation, saying the agency, as an establishment of the law, should always stick to the tenets of the Rule of Law.

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