FEDERAL HIGH COURT STRIKES OUT A SUIT AGAINST SOME JUDGES
A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki has struck out a suit filed by an Abakaliki based Lawyer seeking to declare as unconstitutional the arrest and prosecution of some Justices of the Supreme Court and Federal High Court on corruption allegation by the Federal Government.
Defendants in the suit were President Mohammadu Buhari, the Attorney General of the Federation, the Director State Security Service, Inspector General of Police, Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigeria Judicial Council.
Delivering the judgment, Justice Akintola Aluko resolved six issues in favour of the plaintiff but struck out the suit on the ground that the plaintiff lacked a locus stand to institute the case. Counsel to National Judicial Council, Mr. Samuel Ede described the judgment as explicit, pointing out that the plaintiff failed to establish how the arrest and prosecution of the Justices infringed on his right.
Councils to the first, second and third defendants were absent during the court session.