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Court fixes date to rule on IGP’s suit against Senate

Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday slated September 25, 2018, to deliver judgment in a suit filed against the Senate and its President, Bukola Saraki by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.

The trial Judge, Justice John Tsoho fixed the date after listening to the submissions of the counsel to the IGP, Dr Alex Izinyon (SAN), who urged the court to grant the plaintiff’s prayers.

In the marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/554/2018, Idris is challenging the propriety of the resolution of the Senate, describing him as, “an enemy of democracy and unfit to hold any public office within and outside Nigeria.”

He is praying the court to, among other reliefs, to quash the Senate’s resolution on the grounds that it lacked the powers to so act.

The suit, which Justice Tsoho reserved judgment on Wednesday, is one of two suits filed by the IGP against the Senate and its President.

The IGP is, in the second suit, scheduled for hearing on June 29, is challenging the propriety of the Senate’s insistence that he must appear, in person, before it in relation to the Senate’s probe of the ongoing trial of its member, Dino Melaye, on criminal charges.

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