A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday refused to grant an application filed by ex-Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, seeking to restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Inspector-General of Police and the Department of State Security from arresting him.
Ruling on the application,the trial judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, refused to grant the application, saying there was no sufficient reason for the court to restrain the respondents in the fundamental rights enforcement suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/474/2015.
He said: “Having read through the supporting affidavit, particularly paragraphs 5 to 19, which contain facts relating to this case, this court is unable to accede to the request for order of interim injunction sought.”
The judge, instead, ordered Nyako to put the respondents on notice vis-à-vis the applications for injunction filed against them.
He also ordered Nyako to serve the originating motion filed on May 28 on the respondents within seven days effective from Monday.
Nyako’s lawyer, Mr Ore Ogungbeje, had in a motion ex-parte,urged the court to grant an interim injunction restraining the EFCC, IGP and DSS, from arresting him to face charges of financial misconduct, while serving as Adamawa State Governor.
Ogungbeje, while moving the motion on Monday, urged the court to restrain the respondents pending the determination of the origination motion he filed for the enforcement of the fundamental rights of his client.
He adjourned the case until July 1 for hearing.