A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has barred the police and other law enforcement bodies from arresting the former acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Joy Nunieh.
Justice E. Thompson granted an ex-parte order on Friday in an application filed by Nunieh’s counsel Slyvester Adaka and marked PHC/1128/2020.
The judge also restrained NDDC or any other body from arresting Nunieh, pending the hearing and determination of the matter before the court.
The police had requested Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike to release Nunieh for arrest, saying the officers who stormed her Port Harcourt residence were on legitimate duty.
Nunieh has been in Wike’s custody since Thursday when the governor foiled her arrest.