Abuja High Court Summons President Buhari To Court

By Ikenga Chronicles October 29, 2016

Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS) Mr. Lawal Daura, to appear before it to give reasons seven arrested judges should be prosecuted.

DSS had between October 7 and 8, during the wee hours of the morning, arrested seven judges on allegation of corrupt practices.

However, the court on Friday summoned Buhari, Daura, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the National Judicial Council (NJC) to appear before it on November 15 to give reasons why the judges must be prosecuted.

They were all mentioned as respondents in a legal action charged before the high court by a Lagos-based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje.

While President Buhari may not be present in person, he will have to brief a lawyer to stand in for him before the court on that date.

The complainant had in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/809/16, applied for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from arresting, inviting, intimidating, or harassing any of the judges who were accused of corruption and whose homes were raided by the DSS.

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