An Abuja High Court in Abuja has asked the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to release Tunde Ayeni, the former chairman of the defunct Skye Bank Plc.

This was against the prior ruling of the court which ordered the commission to detain Ayeni.

The court accused EFCC of misleading it to grant the application in the first place.

Yusuf Halilu, the judge, said the anti-graft agency had suppressed facts in obtaining the detention order.

He then ordered EFCC to release Ayeni from detention.

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Ayeni’s counsel, Ahmed Raji, had filed a suit on enforcement of fundamental rights, seeking his release from custody.

EFCC had last week approached the court through an ex-parte application seeking a 14-day remand order.

This, it said, was to investigate a petition from the office of the vice-president over Ayeni’s alleged infractions when he was chairman of Skye Bank.

The court then granted the application.

Raji informed the court that there is a pending suit before the federal high court against EFCC on the same matter and that Nnamdi Dimgba, the judge, had admitted Ayeni to bail.

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