Posted by News Express | 1 November 2016 | 1,519 times
A group, Kingdom Human Rights Foundation, yesterday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to order the arrests of the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, and his Science and Technology counterpart, Mr. Ogbonnaya Onu. The plaintiff also sought an order of mandamus compelling President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack both ministers in public interest and public morality based on the allegations of attempts to influence court decisions
recently levelled against them by two Justices of the Supreme Court. Recall that two justices of the Supreme Court, Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro, had accused Amaechi and Onu of attempting to influence the decision of courts in some election cases between 2015 and 2016. While Amaechi was accused of attempting to bribe the judge handling the Akwa Ibom State governorship election appeal to twist the case in favour of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the state, Umana Okon Umana, Onu was alleged to have also attempted to influence that of Ebonyi State, also in favour of the APC. Based on the allegations, the plaintiff filed the suit with number FHC/ABJ/ CS/857/2016 through its counsel, Mr. Okere Kingdom, yesterday. In addition to the originating summons, the plaintiff filed an ex parte motion seeking leave to properly commence the legal action as stipulated in the rules. Joined in the suit as defendants are Amaechi, Onu, the Department of State Service, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
•Sourced from Nigerian Pilot. Photo shows Ogbonnaya Onu.
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