1 2 3 4 5
Published On: Fri, Nov 28th, 2014

NASS Crisis: Tambuwal Drags Police IG to Court

Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba

LAGOS NOVEMBER 28TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has asked the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to commit to jail, the Inspector General of Police, Sulaiman Abba, for his disobedience of the court order issued by Justice Ahmed Ramat Muhammed.
Relying on two grounds, Tambuwal, represented by Latif Fagbemi SAN, said the IG should be charged for contempt after he directed his men to stop the plaintiff from gaining access to the premises of the National Assembly despite an earlier order by the court that all parties must maintain status quo pending the determination of the substantive suit seeking interpretation of his status as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Tambuwal equally informed the court that by his refusal to recognise the plaintiff as the Speaker of the House.when he.appeared before a committee of the House of Representatives last Monday, the IG has constituted himself to be the complainant, the judge and the executioner in a matter where a restraining order has already been issued by the judge.
Justice Ahmed Ramat Muhammed, ruling on the exparte application, ordered Tambuwal’s counsel to serve the motion on notice to the IG’s lawyers for their response.
In the resumed hearing of the substantive suit filed by Tambuwal, Justice Muhammed adjourned sitting to December 1 for a ruling on whether some interested parties, notably Executive Chairman of Tambuwal Local Government Authority and a member representating Tambuwal West constituency in the Sokoto State House of Assembly, can be joined in the suit.

Subscribe to our newsletter for news update:

About the Author


Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Konga Verified Blogger

Konga Verified Blogger