A renewed trouble is coming the way of former Rivers State Governor, Dr.Peter Odili as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to reopen the investigation into his money laundering case.
This new threat is coming 13 years after Dr.Odili stalled his probe through a court injunction preventing the EFCC from investigating or arresting him.
The court order also restrained the anti-graft agency from probing the finances of the Rivers state government.
However, the acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC, said investigation into allegations of money laundering against the former governor would be reopened.
Magu stated this during his official visit to Port-Harcourt on Tuesday.
He revealed that the commission has appealed against the injunction, but that the appeal is still pending at the supreme court.
Magu added that subsequent judgments of the courts have held that the EFCC cannot be restrained from investigating anyone.
“Nothing is going to stop us. Even the issue of the court order allegedly obtained by Dr Peter Odili and co to stop the EFCC from investigation and prosecution is still at the Supreme Court. We are on it.
“I am telling you that, that judgement cannot stand; it will only take some time but it cannot hold and we are going to conclude the investigation.
“There are so many investigations we are doing. I am sure the matter has suffered for about 13 years now. We are going to test it. The matter is in the Supreme Court. We will follow it up.
“That decision that is pending in the Supreme Court cannot hold water again. There is a subsequent judgment that has overridden it.
“Other judgments say nobody, not even a judge, not even the Judiciary, not even the court can stop us from investigating and prosecuting,” Magu said.