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Chairmen, House & Senate Committee on Power and steel re-arrested by EFCC
| June 05, 2009
The Chairman, House Committee on Power and Steel, Ndudi Elumelu and the Chairman, Senate Committee on Power and Steel, Nicholas Ugbane, have been re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Chairmen and seven others were granted bail on Monday and were released from the Kuje Prisons, but were immediately arrested at the gate of the prison by people believed to be EFCC officials.

They are on trial for allegedly defrauding the Nigeria government of N5.2 billion rural electricity project fund

Sources at EFCC said that their re-arrest and detention had to do with the new 158 charges filed against them at Federal High Court, Abuja.

A lawyer for one of the accussed denounced the arrest saying "This government talks of rule of law. Rule of law is not a question of many speeches; rather it is measured by the actions of government. Are the actions of government and its agents consistent with its speeches or antithetical to them? I would say the latter is the answer.

After admitting the accused persons to bail, EFCC decided to file fresh charges at the Federal High Court on the same facts and offences for which a court of co-ordinate jurisdiction had admitted them to bail. The plot was all in a bid to frustrate persons who are deemed by the constitution to be innocent until proven guilty",

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Agunwa    Lagos, Nigeria    June 05, 2009
Mr Lawyer, Thank your God that Ribadu and Obj were not there, you would have cried rule of God and not rule of law. The question you need to ask yourself is whether it is admissible in a court to file fresh charges against an acused person and rearraign the accused before another or the same court.....there is the answer to whether there has been a disobedience to a court order that granted bail to the your clients. Honestly, I dont know the answer, I guess that it is admissible in the court to rearrest a suspect in cases where fresh or additional charges are filed. I guess no one will say that the EFCC is not fighting corruption....perhaps, they (the EFCC) should make more noise than this to attract attention.
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