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Impeachment: Court Restrains Police From Barricading Enugu Assembly, Arresting Speaker

Gov Sullivan Chime of Enugu state, South-East Nigeria

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu – A federal High Court sitting in Enugu has retrained the police from barricading the entrance of the State House of Assembly.

African Examiner reports that the police sealed the Enugu state House of Assembly last week shortly before 14 out of the 24 members of the house served an impeachment notice on the state governor, Sullivan Chime.

But the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu presided over by Justice DV Agishi, Monday granted an interim injunction retraining the police from barricading the entrance to the Assembly.

In the application filled through Mr. Chuma Oguejiofor, the 15 lawmakers that served impeachment notice on Chime,   had prayed for an order restraining the police from arresting the Speaker, Barrister Eugene Odoh.

Before adjourning the matter till 19th of this month for further proceedings, Justice Agishi restrained the court from arresting the speaker.

Justice Agishi also restrained the police from preventing the 15 legislators under the speakership of Chief Eugene Odoh from carrying out their legislative functions at the assembly complex.

When contacted, the Enugu state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ebere Amaraizu, said he has not received the court order as at the time of filling this report.


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