Court fixes March 4 to review arrest warrant for Fubara’s CoS

A Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, slated March 4 to hear an application seeking to set aside the arrest warrant against the Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Edison Ehie, and five others over their alleged involvement in the burning of the state’s House of Assembly.

The trial Judge, Justice Emeka Nwite had on January 31, 2024, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Ehie, Jinjiri Bala, Happy Benedict, Progress Joseph, Adokiye Oyagiri, and Chibuike Peter also known as Rambo following an ex-parte-application-by the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

The IGP’s lawyer, Simon Lough told the court that the six defendants needed to be arrested to defend charges against them, including alleged terrorism and attempted murder and murder of a Superintendent of Police, SP Bako Agbashim, and five police informants.

In the seven-count charge, the police accused the defendants of committing alleged terrorism offences by invading, vandalising, and burning down Rivers State House of Assembly in the wake of the political crisis that rocked Port Harcourt in October 2023.

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