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Ex-NNPC boss, Yakubu withdraws N1bn suit against EFCC, AGF

A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, on Tuesday terminated his fundamental human rights enforcement suit, in which he sought N1bn as compensation for his alleged unlawful detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Yakubu had filed the suit before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja following his arrest on February 8, 2017 and his continued detention by the EFCC with respect to the sums of  $9,772,800  and £74,000 recovered from his house in Kaduna on February 3.

But his lawyer, Mr. Adeola Adedipe, informed the judge at the resumed hearing of the case on Tuesday that he had filed a notice of discontinuance of the suit on behalf of his client.

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