Posted by Paschal Njoku, Samuel Ogidan, Sulaiman Fasasi | 14 August 2018 | 1,294 times
Senator Rafiu Adebayo (Kwara South) and Senator Isa Misau (Bauchi Central) have dragged the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, the Inspector General of Police, and the Department of State Services to court in a bid to restrain them from aiding the forceful removal or impeachment of Senate President Bukola Saraki from office.
Other defendants in the matter are the Senate, the Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawal (Senate Leader), Senator Bala Ibn Nallah (Deputy Senate Leader), Senator Emma Buacha (Deputy Minority Leader), Clerk of the Senate and Deputy Clerk of the Senate.
The suit was filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
In a motion on notice filed by Mahmoud Magaji (SAN), the plaintiffs are praying for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the 4th to 11th defendants, jointly and severally, either by themselves, their agents, servants or privies, assigns, however so called, from unlawfully removing the 2nd defendant as the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.
The plaintiffs are also seeking an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the 9th to 10th defendants from unlawfully interfering with the lawful legislative duties of the 2nd defendant as the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, until the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.
More so, the plaintiffs want the court to make an order directing the parties in the suit to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.
No date has been assigned for mentioning of the suit.
•Excerpted from a Daily Independent report
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