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Court Orders EFCC, DSS, CCT, Others To Stop Fresh Probe On Saraki - TheCityPulseNews.com
A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and three others from proceeding with their renewed probe of Senate President Bukola Saraki. Also to be affected by the restraining orders issued on Tuesday by Justice Taiwo Taiwo are the Department of State Services (DSS), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Justice Taiwo gave the orders in two rulings delivered two ex-parte motions filed by Saraki along with two fundamental rights enforcement applications, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/507/2019 and FHC/ABJ/CS/508/2019. The orders, according to the judge, are to subsist pending the hearing and conclusion of the two fundamental rights suits by Saraki. Arguing the ex-parte motions, Saraki’s lawyer, Sunday Onubi, said unless restrained, the respondents would cause irreparable damages to the applicant’s rights before the substantive suits were heard. Onubi prayed the court “for an order directing the respondents, by themselves, their servants, agents, privies or officers to stay all actions in connection with the subject matter of this suit, pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion on notice.” He said the motion was supported by 37 paragraphs affidavit, …