An FCT High Court was on Monday asked to commit the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, for contempt of court for refusing to release former Jigawa State Governor, Saminu Turaki, on bail.
The application was filed before Justice Yusuf Halilu, who is the vacation Judge.
Turaki was arrested on charges of money laundering by the EFCC at a public function on July 4 following a bench warrant the commission said it got at a Federal High Court in Dutse, Jigawa State in 2014.
However, the former governor went to court to seek for enforcement of his fundamental human right arguing that the period of his detention by the EFCC had gone beyond the stipulated 48 hours provided by the constitution.
Justice Yusuf Halilu on July 13, ordered EFCC to release the former governor from its custody on bail.