By Eric Ikhilae, Abuja


The Inspector Basic of Police (IGP) and the Director Basic of the State Safety Service (SSS) have been restrained from giving impact to a decision by the Home of Representatives for the arrest of the Spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Events (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere.

Justice Othman Musa of the Excessive Court docket of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) gave the order after taking arguments on a movement marked: FCT/HC/M/7027/2020 filed by Ugochiyere in a swimsuit marked: FCT/HC/BW/CV/120/2020.

Defendants within the case are Femi Gbajabiamila, the Home of Representatives, the Clerk of the Nationwide Meeting, Honourable Henry Nwawuba, the IGP and DG, DSS.

The Home of Reps had, on Tuesday  directed the IGP, to arrest Ugochinyere, in relation to his allegation credited to him, to the impact that the legislative arm acquired $10m bribe to hurriedly deliberate upon and cross the controversial Infectious Illness Invoice.

Shortly after he reportedly made the allegation, the Home of Reps summoned Ugochinyere, however he sued earlier than the Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja, the place Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave an interim injunction, ordering events to not tamper with the topic of the dispute.

Ugochinyere, within the movement he subsequently filed earlier than the Excessive Court docket of the FCT, alleged amongst others, that regardless of the order by Justice Taiwo, the Home of Reps has proceeded to direct his arrest

In his ruling on June three this yr, Justice Musa stated: “The fifth and sixth respondents (the IGP and DG, SSS) are ordered in clear phrases to not give impact to the act of 1st, 2nd, third and 4th respondents, both by themselves, servants or privies, for acts of disobedience of the orders of Justice Tarwo O. Taiwo of the Federal Excessive Courts in Swimsuit No: FHCIABJ/CS/475/2020.

Justice Musa added that the stated respondents: “are additional restrained from arresting or detaining, in any method, the applicant pending the dedication of the movement on discover.

”Events are additional admonished to abide by the authority within the Supreme Court docket selections of Army Governor of lagos Sale 5015 v. Ojakwu (1986) LPELR-3186 (SC) as any act or step taken in defiance to the orders of/court docket shall be void.”

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