The Lagos state house of assembly has reinstated its commitment to investigate the 820 buses procured during the administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
It will be recalled that the former governor approached a Lagos High Court earlier last month seeking to stop the probe of his administration over procurement of 820 buses for public transportation.
Naija News understands that the Lagos State House of Assembly filed a preliminary objection challenging the suit amongst other things challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the suit.
At today’s proceeding, lead counsel for the state assembly, Lawal Pedro, SAN, informed the court that Ambode’s lawyer, Taiwo Oyetibo, has served his team with a copy of his client counter affidavit to the preliminary objection.
He, however, asked for time to react to the process served on him in court by the claimant’s legal team.
In response, the claimant’s counsel, Tayo Oyetibo (SAN) confirmed the receipt of the preliminary objection but informed the court that the defendants were yet to file a defence to the suit.
At the instance of both counsel especially the need to put in all necessary processes, the matter was adjourned to January 16, 2020 for hearing.