Court Reserves Ruling on Jurisdiction to Hear Suit Involving Ubah

Ruling has been reserved till May 25 on whether a Federal High Court in Lagos has the jurisdiction to hear the suit involving the Chairman, Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah and the State Security Service (SSS), alongside others
The matter was adjourned after hearing counter affidavits filed by counsel to the 4th and 5th respondents, Peter Okeremodu, and applications from counsel to the 7th and 8th respondents, Kabiru Turaki.
Okeremodu, in his counter affidavit, challenged the jurisdiction of the court.
“We urge this court to dismiss the application of the applicant because it is a ploy to distract the agencies ongoing investigation,” said Okeremodu.
Turaki, aligning with Okeremodu, challenged the jurisdiction of the court as he also submitted that the matter before the court should not be considered a human rights matter.
According to him “that one comes to court and cries that my rights have been taken does not make it a fundamental rights issue.”
The trial Judge, Justice Idris Mohammed said he would make a pronouncement on the application on the said date.

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