Court stops Edo govt. from prosecuting, arresting Oshiomhole


A 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.

A panel of inquiry set up by the state government and headed by Justice J.U Oyomire, had indicted Oshiomhole, and recommended that criminal proceedings be commenced against him.

But in an ex parte motion, through his counsel, Ehiogie West-Idahosa, Oshiomhole tasked the court to stop his arrest and prosecution on account of the report.

The Edo government, has however approach the court with a preliminary objection to stop the ex parte order from being heard.

The government’s council, Alex Ejeiseme, SAN, argued that since Oshiomhole was challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the matter, the court must determine the issue of jurisdiction before entertaining any other application.

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