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Court Grants Leave to Seek Arrest of Amaechi, Onu Over S’Court Justices’ Allegations


If the order of a Federal High Court in Abuja is anything to go by, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and that of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, are in for a big trouble.
This followed the granting of application brought before the Court by the Kingdom Human Rights Foundation, to commence its suit seeking an order for the arrest of the duo over allegations levelled against them by two Justices of the Supreme Court.
Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro, both of the Supreme Court, had accused Amaechi and Onu of attempts to influence court decisions in some election cases between 2015 and 2016.
Ngwuta and Okoro levelled the allegations against Amaechi and Onu in their separate letters addressed to the then Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, following their arrests alongside some other judicial officers by the DSS on allegations of corruption between October 7 and 8, 2016.
They both claimed that that their refusal to help the ministers was the reason their arrests were instigated.
Ngwuta, had in his letter alleged that Amaechi had delivered to him a purported instruction from President Buhari asking him to help to sway the judgments of the Supreme Court on Ekiti and Rivers state governorship elections in favour of their party the All Progressives Congress.
Meanwhile, an enrolled order made by Justice Ahmed Mohammed on December 1, 2016, granting leave to the plaintiff to go ahead with the suit, which was made available to journalists in Abuja on Thursday, shows that the lplaintiff, in its substantive suit, asked the court to make an order of mandamus compelling the Department of State Service and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to “perform their statutory obligation” by immediately arresting and prosecuting the two Ministers.
The group also sought an order of mandamus compelling President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack both ministers “in public interest and public morality” based on allegations of attempts to influence court decisions as recently alleged by the two Justices of the Supreme Court.
Justice Ngwuta in a letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria,specifically mentioned Amaechi and Onu, as two top APC leaders who approached him.
Justice Ngwuta in the letter dated October 18 and addressed to CJN and the National Judicial Council, entitled: “Invasion Of My House In The Night, Planting Of Huge Sums Of Money In Different Currencies, Purported Recovery Of The Money, Carting Away Of My Documents And Other Valuable Items And My Subsequent Abduction By Masked Operatives Of The DSS Between Friday, October 7th And Saturday, October 8th, 2016”, stated in part that Ameachi begged him to facilitate the removal of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.
He further stated that shortly after the Supreme Court affirmed the election of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Amaechi also called him on phone and said “Oga is not happy”.
Justice John Inyang Okoro, also a Supreme Court Judge, made the same allegation that former Rivers Governor, Amaechi, reached out to him over election appeal cases for Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Abia States.


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