The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday issued an interim order restraining the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, and others from acting on the report of the state’s Judicial Commission of Inquiry which indicted the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole, for corruption.
The led judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a ruling on an ex parte application filed last month by Oshiomhole, asked parties not to take any step including plan to arrest the APC chairman.
Mohammed also ordered the the governor, the Inspector-General of Police and the Department of State Service, not to take any action until the court would decide whether or not it has jurisdiction to entertain the APC chairman’s suit.
Recall that a Judicial Commission of Inquiry, led by Justice James Oyomire (rtd.), was set up by the Edo State Government to investigate and make recommendations over the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment for the hospital during the tenure of Oshiomhole as the governor of the state.
The commission in its report in May indicted Oshiomhole’s administration for breach of the state’s Public Procurement Law.