Court Refuses to Stop Ricky Tarfa’s Trial


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

The EFCC had on February 8, 2016 slammed a two-count charge on him bordering on obstruction of justice and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Tarfa, who was arrested on February 5, 2016 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.

Justice Idris, however, threw out his application, thus clearing the way for his prosecution by the EFCC. He, however, ruled that the
agency must respect Tarfa’s fundamental human rights.

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