injunction restraining Governor Obaseki from arresting and prosecuting
Oshiomhole over indictment in a white paper submitted to the State government.
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams
Oshiomhole on Monday as a Federal High Court in Abuja stopped Edo State
Government and Governor Godwin Obaseki from arresting and prosecuting the
Mohammed, in a ruling, said the restraining order should subsist, pending the
determination of whether or not the Federal High Court has jurisdiction to hear
the suit filed by Oshiomhole seeking to stop his prosecution.
indicted for corruption by a panel of inquiry set up by Governor Obaseki and
headed by Justice Oyomire.
court after the panel recommended his arrest and prosecution in the white
West Idahosa, prayed the court, via an ex-parte for an order restraining the
Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice of Edo State, Justice J. Oyomire,
and the Department of State Services (DSS) were also listed as respondents in
Ejeiseme (SAN) had challenged the court jurisdiction and sought to stop the
ex-parte order from being granted in a motion of preliminary objection he
brought before the court.
arguments by lawyers to parties in the case, ordered the respondents to stay
action, as it relates to the subject of the case, pending the determination of
whether or not the court has jurisdiction.
restraining the prosecution of the applicant pursuant to the report submitted
to the 1st to 3rd respondents or any white paper, pending the determination of
the issue of jurisdiction raised in the 1st to 4th respondents notice
preliminary objection,” the judge said.
Chairman’s lawyer to serve court documents on the case on all the respondents
within 48 hours.
hearing till June 17, 2020.