Ekweremadu Lawsuit to stop police investigation of Deputy Senate President fails

Senator Gilbert Emeka Nnaji had filed an ex-parte application to restrain the Police from proceeding with the investigation and making public the report of the inquiry.

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The on-going investigation of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and some others pertaining to the alleged forgery of the 2015 Standing Rules of the Senate will go on as as Abuja High Court failed to grant a request to stop the probe.

Senator Gilbert Emeka Nnaji had filed an ex-parte application to restrain the Police from proceeding with the investigation and making public the report of the inquiry.

The substantive suit is challenging the constitutionality of the investigation within the context of the doctrine of Separation of Power.

Hearing the application, Justice Gabriel Kolawole said he could not grant the request sought by Nnaji at the ex-parte stage when his court possesses the power to conduct a judicial review of the action complained about in the substantive suit.

He also refused the plaintiff’s request to abridge the time within which the defendants could respond.

Kolawole ordered the defendants to appear and explain why he should not grant the request of the plaintiff in his ex-parte application.

The case was adjourned till August 4.