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Ricky Tarfa Loses In Court, Senior Lawyer’s Trial To Proceed

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A Federal High Court in Lagos has thrown out an application by a prominent lawyer, Ricky Tarfa, SAN, seeking to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from prosecuting him.

The EFCC had on February 8 slammed a two-count charge on him bordering on obstruction of justice and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Mr. Tarfa, who was arrested on February 5 by EFCC operatives for allegedly hiding two suspects – Nazaire Sorou Gnanhoue and Modeste Finagnon – in his Mercedes Benz Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV, with the intent of shielding them from being arrested, had gone to court seeking to stop his prosecution by the EFCC.

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But on Friday, the court threw out his application, thus clearing the way for his prosecution by the EFCC.

The judge however, ruled that the anti-graft agency must respect Mr. Tarfa’s fundamental human rights.

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