Appeal court judge not under investigation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dismissed a media report that the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division, Ita Mbaba, is being investigated.

While the anti-graft agency admitted, on Wednesday, that its operatives visited a property housing Mr Mbaba’s residence in Kano, it said the judge was not the target.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, the commission said the operatives’ visit was for a verification exercise concerning the property.

It said Mr Mbaba had no link to the ownership of the property, therefore, could not have been the subject of its investigations.

The property, according to EFCC, located on Sheik Yusuf Adam Game street, off Race Cross Road, Nasarawa Government Reservation Area, Kano.

The commission added that the property came under EFCC’s searchlight “owing to a subsisting matter involving the owner of the property”.

“We wish to restate that Hon. Justice Ita Mbaba is not under any…

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