Army Releases Jonathan’s Aide, Adegbe After Court Order

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BEVERLY HILLS, March 04, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Army has released the aide-de-camp to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Colonel Ojugbane Adegbe on bail.

Counsel to Colonel Adegbe, Mr Ogwu Onoja, confirmed his release to reporters in Abuja.

He said his client was released on Friday afternoon.

Colonel Adegbe's release came after a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or any other organ of government holding Colonel Adegbe to release him on bail immediately in the most liberal terms.

Justice Yusuf Haliru who gave the orders, said that the continuous detention of the Army officer for more than 24 hours, as stipulated in the constitution was not just illegal, but unlawful and an abuse of power.

According to him, the EFCC ought to confine itself to its statutory responsibility of fighting corruption rather than serving as a holding cell for the Nigerian military.