Government & Politics

Court Fine EFCC N10m for Austrian’s Illegal Detention


A Nigerian court has fined the country’s anti-graft agency $50,000 over the unlawful detention of an Austrian security consultant accused of money laundering, a statement said Sunday.

The Abuja judge ruled that Wolfgang Reinl was illegally detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for over a month, said the statement issued by PRNigeria, a media consulting firm for the Nigerian security agencies.

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Judge Peter Affen ordered the EFCC to immediately release Reinl’s passport and criticised it for flouting fundamental human rights.

The ruling followed a suit filed by Reinl to challenge his arrest and detention from late last December to early February over a money laundering case being investigated by the EFCC.

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