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Court Stops Arrest of Oshiomole

Court bars Obaseki from prosecuting Oshiomole.

A federal high court in Abuja has issued an order stopping Godwin Obaseki,governor of Edo state from arresting and prosecuting National chairman of All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomole.

Oshiomole is a former state governor of Edo.In January Obaseki had set up a panel for the construction of the Edo specialist hospital and supply of equipment to the hospital.

In may, The commission led by James Oyomire had indicated Oshiomole for breach of the state’s public procurement while he was the governor of the state.The commission recommended the arrest and prosecution of the National chairman.

Oshiomole in an ex parte application filed through his lawyer West Idahosa pleaded with the court to stop his arrest and prosecution on account of the Edo state panel report.

Ejieseme also contended that the court lacks the jurisdiction tho hear the matter.
Apart from the Edo state government, other respondents in the suit are Yinka Omorogbe,Edo state attorney general and commissioner of justice, the inspector general of police(IGP) and the Department of State Services (DSS).

After hearing parties in the suit,Ahmed Mohammed,the judge ordered the respondents to stay action in pending the determination of the issue of Jurisdiction.

The court also ordered Oshiomole’s counsel to serve all the respondents his processes within 48hours .
The case has been adjourned to june 17 2020.

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