A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Consolidation of 14 suits filed differently on the propriety or otherwise of President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to retain Ibrahim Magu as Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) without Senate confirmation.
Justice Binta Nyako made the Order of Consolidation while ruling on two applications filed in that regard by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the EFCC.
Solicitor General of the Federation (SGF) Dayo Apata moved the one filed by the AGF and Wahab Shittu moved the one filed by the EFCC.
Apata stated that the application for Consolidation was informed by the need to save time and cost since the substance of all the cases were the same.
Apata further disclosed that majority of the suits were asking that Magu be replaced and Four want him to remain in office.