Court Bars Edo Govt from Arresting, Prosecuting Oshiomhole over Alleged Corruption - THISDAYLIVE

Court Bars Edo Govt from Arresting, Prosecuting Oshiomhole over Alleged Corruption via @thisdaylive

6/2/2020 7:48:00 AM

Court Bars Edo Govt from Arresting, Prosecuting Oshiomhole over Alleged Corruption via thisdaylive

By Alex Enumah The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday, made an order restraining the Edo State Government from arresting and prosecuting a former Edo State Governor and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over indictment in a white paper submitted to the state government. Justice Ahmed …

By Alex EnumahThe Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday, made an order restraining the Edo State Government from arresting and prosecuting a former Edo State Governor and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over indictment in a white paper submitted to the state government.

Trump Seen Wearing Facemask In Public For First Time Dismal Chelsea Humbled In Blades Battering Magu’s probe shows anti-graft fight is real —Presidency

Justice Ahmed Mohammed made the order while delivering ruling in an exparte application brought by Oshiomhole to that effect.Oshiomhole was indicted by a panel of inquiry set up by the state government to investigate corruption allegations against the former governor.

The inquiry relates to the construction and supply of equipment for the Edo Specialist Hospital, located in the state capital.Chairman of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Edo State Commissioner for Justice, Justice James Oyomire, in a white paper report submitted to Governor Godwin Obaseki mid last month recommended the arrest and prosecution of Oshiomhole over alleged breach of the state’s Public Procurement Law.

However, the APC National Chairman decided to go to court to stop his arrest and prosecution by the Obaseki’s administration on corruption allegations emanating from a panel of inquiry.Apart from the Edo state government, other respondents in the suit filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Mr West Idahosa include; the Edo State Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice, James Oyomire, the Inspector General of Police and the Department of State Services (DSS).

Idahosa, in an exparte application prayed the court to stop the planned arrest and prosecution of Oshiomhole on account of the said white paper wherein his client was indicted of corruption.However, lawyer to the Edo State Government, Mr Alex Ejeiseme, SAN, who was in court when the matter was called informed the court of a preliminary objection he filed against the granting of the prayers in the exparte application.

The senior lawyer objected to the hearing of the case by the court on the grounds that the court has no jurisdiction to hear the matter.However after listening to parties in the case, the presiding judge ordered respondents in the matter to stay action in respect of the case pending the determination of the issue of jurisdiction.

”An interim order is hereby made restraining the prosecution of the applicant pursuant to the report submitted to the 1st to3rd 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 held.

Sheff Utd Cruise Past Chelsea, Liverpool’s Record Bid Hit By Burnley BREAKING: More troubles for Magu as new facts on re-looting of recovered funds emerge [BREAKING] Magu’s Probe: No Better Indication That Anti-Corruption Fight Is Real And Active – Presidency

Justice Mohammed also directed Oshiomhole’s lawyer to serve all the respondents in the suit all court processes within 48 hours and adjourned till June 17, 2020.Recall that the panel in the white paper said the award of the contract for the construction of the hospital was fraught with breaches of the state’s procurement laws.

Oyomire while submitting the report noted that the procurement law clearly states that any contractor working on a government project should not receive more than 25 per cent upfront payment upon contract award, which he said Oshiomhole’s administration allegedly contravened.

Following their indictment of Oshiomhole, the panel went ahead to recommend amongst others the institution of civil and criminal actions against those found culpable in the breach of the law. Read more: THISDAY LIVE »

Court bars Edo Govt. from arresting, prosecuting OshiomholeA Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the Edo State Government and Governor Godwin Obaseki from arresting and prosecuting the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.

Court bars Edo Government, Obaseki from prosecuting OshiomholeA Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the Edo Government and Gov Godwin Obaseki from arresting and prosecuting the Chairman of the APC

Court Restrains Obaseki From Probing Oshiomhole’s Tenure As Edo State Governor | Sahara ReportersCourt Restrains GovernorObaseki From Probing Oshiomhole’s Tenure As Edo State Governor | Sahara Reporters A panel set up by Obaseki had called for the arrest and prosecution of Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the APC, for not acting in... READ MORE: GovernorObaseki Good move. thatsif it works shaa GovernorObaseki Obaseki the opposite of Ambode GovernorObaseki Judiciary died since the day they sacked onoghen

UPDATED: Oshiomhole insists on direct primary in EdoNational Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomole has insisted the June 22 Edo governorship primary would be conducted through direct mode. Mr Adams you're not ashamed of your self ? If pmb has endorsed someone and you're opposing on it Didn't know when he was reinstated back as the party's chairman! Naija news don tire me

BREAKING: APC Chairman, Oshiomhole, Insists On Direct Primary In Edo After Meeting With Governors | Sahara ReportersBREAKING: APC Chairman, Oshiomhole, Insists On Direct Primary In Edo After Meeting With Governors | Sahara Reporters He revealed this in Abuja on Monday shortly after a meeting with some serving governors elected on the party’s platform. READ MORE: So kini big deal? God will continue to fight for Gov. Obaseki Godfatherism will never have a place in Edo, because he Oshiomole also said it when he came on board.

Govs meeting: Oshiomhole insists on direct primaries in EdoNa waooo, godfather wan use authority in primary election, against godson, and tomorrow now,they will be opening , those their big mouths, to condemn godfatherism in Nigerian politics