Bus probe: Ambode’s suit incompetent, lawmakers tell court

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Lawmakers probing former Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State over the purchase of 820 buses as part of the Bus Reform Project of the state, on Wednesday said the suit he filed against them was incompetent.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lawmakers, represented by Mr Lawal Pedro (SAN), also told an Ikeja High Court that it did not have the jurisdiction to hear the suit. They are also opposing the injunction Ambode seeks to restrain them from probing him.

“We have filed a notice of preliminary objection, highlighting the incompetence of this suit. “We are as well challenging the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the suit. “We also filed a counter-affidavit and a written address for the claimant’s motion for an interlocutory injunction,’’ Pedro said.

He noted that Mr Tayo Oyetibo, counsel to Ambode, filed a written reply on points of law to the lawmakers’ motion, challenging the injunction, as well as a written address in opposition to the preliminary objection. Responding, Oyetibo confirmed receiving all the processes served on the claimant by the respondents.

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