Justice M.N. Okonkwo of the Anambra State High Court has ordered the release of a community leader, Elder Emma Nwasor, of Obunasator, Nibo, Awka South Local Government Area, from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, custody.
Nwasor was arrested on December 16, 2020, at a bank.
His lawyer, Mike Ikegbunam, raised the alarm five days after Nwasor’s arrest.
He insisted that Nwasor was granted bail but the EFCC claimed the Army tool him to Abuja.
Ikegbunam approached the court to seek Nwasor’s release, and an interim injunction restraining EFCC and its officials from further harassment or arrest.
Applicants in the matter are Emma Nwasor and six other leaders of Obunasator community, while the respondents are the Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police, EFCC chairman, Zonal head of EFCC and seven others.