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Wike seeks Injunction barring EFCC, Others from Searching his Houses

by on June 6, 2017
 
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State Gov­ernor, on Monday approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking an order of injunction to restrain the Inspector-General of Po­lice, the Economic and Fi­nancial Crimes Commission as well as the Department of State Services (DSS) and their agents from searching any of his houses whether in Abuja or any other part of the country.
Wike in a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/383,2017 and filed by his lawyer, Mr Sylva Ogwemoh (SAN), raised three questions for the court’s deter­mination.
He asked the presiding judge, Justice Ahmed Moham­med to determine “Whether Section 308 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) precludes the defendants from applying for and or obtain­ing any process of any court requiring or compelling the appearance of Plaintiff who is the current Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria.
“Whether the defendants can com-bine effect or Section 308 of the Con-stitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and Sections 149 and 150 of Adminis­tration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 apply for, obtain, issue or in any manner or form effec­tively execute a search warrant at the residence of the plaintiff in Abuja or in any of the Plaintiff’s residence in other locations in Nigeria without the physical presence of Plain­tiff or his privy in the course of the execution of such search warrant.
“If the answer to question 2 above is in the negative, will the issuing, obtaining and executing of search warrant at the residence of the Plaintiff in Abuja or in any of the Plaintiff’s residence in any other location in Nigeria, not amount to a violation of sec­tion 308 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nige­ria 1999 where the issue and or execution of such search warrant would compel and or require the presence of the Plaintiff.”
The governor is seeking reliefs jointly and severally against the defendants, a dec­laration that by virtues of the provisions of Section 308 of the Constitution of the Feder­al Republic of Nigeria 1999 the defendants cannot whether by themselves, their servants, agents, officers, privies or in any manner howsoever apply for, obtain, issue or in any way or manner howsoever execute any court process requiring the appearance of the plaintiff who is currently the Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria.
Wike is equally seeking a declaration that by virtue of the combined effect of Section 308 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and Sec­tion 149 and 150 of Admin­istration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, the defendants cannot whether by themselves, their servants, agents, offi­cers, privies or in any manner howsoever execute any search warrant at the residence in any other place or locations in Nigeria where the issue and or execution of such search warrant would compel and or require the presence of the Plaintiff who is the Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria.

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  • TONYE
    June 6, 2017 at 9:09 am

    HEEHEHEI ! HE THAT GOES TO EQUITY MUST COME WITH CLEAN HANDS. DEAR GOVERNOR MANY WHO SEE AND READ THIS RECENT ACTION BY YOU WOULD FEEL VINDICATED IN THEIR ASERTION THAT YOU ARE A BIG TIME CORRUPT MAN. YOU HAVE NOT FOR 2 YRS RUNING DEMONSTRATED A SENE OF TRANSPERENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO RIVERS PEOPLE ON THE SATE OF THIER COMMON WEALTH BECAUSE YOU CANT EVEN SHOW TO BE TRANSPERENT TO YOURSELF…..MY DEAR MAY BE YOU WANT TO TRY LUCK AGAIN WITH THOSE SUPREME COURT COLLABROTORS WITH RIVERS MONEY…YOU FAIL THIS TIME. EFCC MUST DO THEIR LAWFUL JOB.

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