The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday failed to appear in court for the hearing of an application filed by Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, challenging the seizure of his properties by the agency.
The application was to be heard by the Federal High Court in Abuja and presided over by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba.
The EFCC had also failed to file any response to Fayose’s application despite being aware that Thursday had been scheduled for the hearing.
The judge had granted an order in favor of the EFCC for the interim forfeiture of some landed assets in Lagos and Abuja linked to Fayose.
Mike Ozekhome, counsel to Fayose said the EFCC had failed to respond to the application despite given time.
He urged the court to hear his application since the agency had failed not to respond.
Wahab Shittu, a private lawyer who had appeared in another case involving the EFCC urged the court to give the agency one more chance to bring forward every issue on the property to the court’s attention.
The presiding judge, Justice Dimgba gave the EFCC a last opportunity to respond to the application.