Court restates order restraining Obaseki from arresting Oshiomhole

A Federal High Court in Abuja has reaffirmed its orders restraining Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from arresting the suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for alleged indictment in a white paper submitted to the state government.

In a ruling on Wednesday, Justice Ahmed Mohammed said: “The orders of the court made on June 1st still subsist pending the resolution of the issue of jurisdiction.”

Oshiomhole had filed the suit, challenging among others, the state government’s probe of his administration’s handling of some projects in the state.

Oshiomhole was governor of Edo State from November 2008 to November 2016.

A panel of inquiry set up by the Edo State Government, headed by Justice J. Oyomire had, in a white paper, indicted Oshiomhole for act of corruption.

The panel recommended his arrest and prosecution.

The judge, on Wednesday, directed Oshiomhole’s lawyer, Ehiogie West-Idahosa, to serve all the respondents his processes within 48 hours.

The case was adjourned until June 29 for the hearing of either the respondents’ motions, challenging court’s jurisdiction alone or with the substantive application.