A high court sitting in Abuja has granted Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, an interim order that restricts any form of arrest by the police, Department of State Service (DSS) and other law enforcement bodies.
The act caused chaos in the red chamber for a while, until a spare mace was brought in to enable the lawmakers reconvene plenary.
Omo-Agege later came back to the plenary but was arrested by the police.
He however explained later that he wasn’t arrested but was led away by the police who wanted to hear his part in the matter.
However, Omo-Agege’s lawyers approached the court on Thursday to seek an interim injunction against arrest or detention of the senator.
The team of lawyers led by Aliyu Umar, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) asked the court to restrain the respondents, listed to include attorney-general of the federation (AGF), inspector-general of police (IGP), commissioner of police FCT command and the director-general of the state security service (SSS), from attempting to threaten or violate the fundamental human rights of the applicant.
Ishaq Bello, the presiding judge, granted all the four prayers.
He adjourned the case till May 6.