COURT RESTRAINS SENATE FROM ISSUING ARREST WARRANT ON LAMORDE

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Senate and its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions from issuing any warrant of arrest against the former Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde. The order granted in a March 7, 2016 ruling by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, is to subsist until determination of Lamorde’s motion on notice for interlocutory Injunction.

The judge, in a copy of the order, made available to The Nation Thursday by plaintiff’s lawyer, Festus Keyamo, directed that the order be served on the Inspector General of Police (IGP). “A limited order of injunction is hereby granted to restrain the defendants pending when they are heard on their reply to plaintiff’s motion on notice which I have fixed for March 15, 2016 for the defendants, though served, who are yet to appear in the plaintiff’s suit or file any process,” the judge said.
He ordered the plaintiff’s lawyer to obtain a certified true copy of the orders in this ruling and shall cause same to be served on the Inspector General of Police, who shall, on the authority of this court’s order, refrain to give any effect to any such warrant which the defendants may have issued against the plaintiff on the simple judicial principle of lis pendens.”

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