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Just In: Court Refuses To Stop Lagos Lawmakers From Probing Ambode



Just In: Court Refuses To Stop Lagos Lawmakers From Probi

Akinwunmi Ambode‘s suit seeking to stop his probe by the Lagos State House of Assembly over the purchase of 820 buses for Bus Reform Project has been struck out.

Naija News reports that Justice Yetunde Adesanya of an Ikeja High Court on Thursday struck out a suit.

According to Justice Adesanya, the ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the former Lagos State Governor was a fact-finding committee.

NAN reports that the judge held that an investigation is not an indictment.

He said: “The claimant (Ambode) has not been indicted. An invitation by an agency of government cannot in anyway cause a breach of the threat of the fundamental rights of the claimant.

“I hereby find that the claimant’s action is an invitation to the court to cripple the legislative exercise of the statutory power of the Lagos State House of Assembly under Section 128 and 129 of the 1999 Constitution.

“That is not the function of the court, and no court of law should accede such invitation. The claimant’s suit is hereby struck out.”

Recall that Ambode had dragged the State House of Assembly, its Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, and the House Clerk, Mr A.A. Sanni to court over moves to probe his administration.

Other respondents are Mr Fatai Mojeed, the Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee set up by the House to probe the procurement of the buses, and eight members of the committee.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.