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Court orders Malami to unfreeze FUNAAB ex-bursar’s account

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, has granted an exparte order restraining the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami from the continued freezing of the bank accounts belonging to Moses Ilesanmi, a former Bursar of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

Ilesanmi had approached the Federal High Court over the continued freezing of his bank account and holding on to his passport by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, having been discharged and acquitted of crimes bordering on alleged stealing, abuse of office and fraudulent conversion of FUNAAB property.

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The trio of former Pro-Chancellor, Adeseye Ogunlewe; former Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole; and Ex-Bursar of FUNAAB, Moses Ilesanmi had earlier been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on 18 counts, including stealing, abuse of office and fraudulent conversion of the university property.

Justice Olatokunbo Majekodunmi of the Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta had quashed the charges against Ogunlewe, Olusola and Ilesanmi in May 2018.

Majekodunmi after discharging and acquitting the accused ordered the  EFCC and Federal Government to release all the property of the defendants in their custody, including passport and unfreezing of their bank accounts.

But the office of the Attorney General of the Federation disobeyed the ruling by not unfreezing Ilesanmi’s bank accounts and by holding on to his passport which was seized by the Nigeria Immigration Service.

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