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Court orders EFCC to arrest Oshiomhole

A Federal High Court sitting at Abuja has granted an order for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] to arrest and investigate the National chairman of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

The presiding judge, Hon. Justice A.I. Chikere also ordered Bishop Ochei to serve EFCC and Comrade Oshiomhole with his application to the Court within 5 days from 9th October, 2018.

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Bishop Ochei, in the application, sought for leave to issue an order of Mandamus on EFCC to arrest and investigate Adams Oshiomhole for corruption.

Bishop Ochei had made allegations of corruption by Oshiomhole allegedly perpetrated while he was the governor of Edo State, where he held sway for 8 years.

Bishop Ochei’s lawyer, Dr. West-Idahosa, while arguing a Motion Ex-Parte filed in Suit No FHC/ABJ/CS/628/ 2018 urged the Court to allow the respondents file a reply to the weighty allegations made against them by the Applicant in support of the Federal Government’s fight against corruption.

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He referred the court to 86 exhibits filed in Court by the Applicant in support of his application.

He also relied on several Orders of the Federal High Rules, Sections 15 & 24 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

The case was adjourned to October 23, 2018 for further hearing.

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