Justice Yellim Bogoro of the Federal High Court has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately release Babcock University undergraduate, Miss Oluwateniola Omidiji from its custody. The order was issued late Friday evening.

Nineteen-year-old Miss Omidiji, a third-year Nursing student at Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo was whisked away from the school’s premises by EFCC operatives on 26th April, 2024 over a failed business deal entered into in 2020 by her mother, Miss Omoniyi Omidiji with one Mr. Charles Nwoko.

Miss Omidiji was 16 years at the time the business deal was struck between Mrs. Omoniyi and Nwoko, and claims total ignorance of the transaction. But she has now been in EFCC’s custody for 11 days following the breakdown of business relations between her mother and Nwoko.

There are strong indications that the anti-graft agency swooped on the undergraduate student for being a nominal Director in the company named Elisto Global Services Limited. Other directors are her mother, brother and Nwoko.

Oluwateniola had cried out to the court for relief after EFCC operatives laid siege on her school and whisked her away in the midst of her university examinations.

In a ruling on an urgent application brought by her Lead Counsel, Mr. Chijioke Emeka, SAN of Auxano Law, Justice Bogoro, sitting in Lagos, ordered EFCC to release the teenager pending determination of her case against the commission. The court also ordered EFCC to stay all actions against Miss Omidiji until the case is determined.

The lawsuit No. FHC/L/CS/759/2024 was seeking enforcement of Omidiji’s fundamental rights. The suit has been adjourned to 21st May, 2024 for hearing.

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