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JUST IN: Court extends order stopping Obaseki from arresting Oshiomhole

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has extended the interim order stopping governor Godwin Obaseki from ordering the arrest of his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole over his alleged indictment by a panel of inquiry.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed ordered all the parties involved in the case to stay action till June 29 when the court will hear a motion challenging its jurisdiction to entertain an application Oshiomhole filed for the protection of his fundamental human rights.

Other Respondents in the matter are; Edo State government, the Attorney- General and Commissioner of Justice of Edo state, Chairman of the panel of inquiry, Justice J. Oyomire, the Inspector General of Police and the Department of State Service.

It will be recalled that the court had in a ruling on June 1, restrained both governor Obaseki and the other respondents from taking steps to arrest Oshiomhole who is a former governor of the state, over the report of the Justice Oyomire-led panel that indicted him for corruption and diversion of public funds.

Justice Mohammed directed the parties to maintain the status quo, pending the determination of the issue of jurisdiction.

The interim order followed an ex-parte application the embattled APC National Chairman filed through his team of lawyers led by Mr Ehiogie West-Idahosa.

He had prayed the court to stop his arrest and prosecution on account of a White Paper that was issued against him by the panel of inquiry the Edo state government constituted to probe him.

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Olugbenga Ige

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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