Court disappoints APC, restrains Police, DSS, NSCDC from arresting former Edo Speaker, Adjoto

August 26, 2020
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A High Court in Benin City on Thursday disappointed the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo State over plot to use the Police and other security operatives to intimidate, harass or arrest the former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly over the plot to overthrow the House leadership.

According;ly, the police, Department of State Security (DSS) and other law enforcement agencies have been restrained by a High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State, from arresting the former Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kabiru Adjoto, over the skirmishes in the state legislature.
Counsel to the former Edo Speaker, RID Okezie Esq., had approached the Court, in an ex-parte application seeking the  restraint of the Police, Department of State Security (DSS) and  Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) from molesting, harassing, disenfranchising, arresting or detaining Adjoto without the process of law, pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice brought before it.

The presiding  Judge, Justice Efe Ikponmwonba, in his judgment, granted the application, ordering the police, DSS, NCDC and other security agencies to put on hold all actions, subject to the determination of the substantive matter.

The judge declared in the restraining order: “The Respondents by themselves, their agents, servants, privies, workmen and/or assigns are hereby restrained from molesting, harassing or disenfranchising the Applicant in any part of Edo State and Nigeria without compliance with the process of law, pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.”

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