HIGH COURT FIXES 26TH OF APRIL FOR JUDGEMENT FILED CCT CHAIRMAN AGAINST SENATE.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has fixed the 26th of April, this year, for judgment in a suit instituted against the Senate by the Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Mr. Danladi Umar seeking to stop Senate from probing him on an alleged public misconduct.
Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date for the judgment after Mr. Danladi and the four defendants in the matter adopted their final written addresses.
The four defendants in the matter are the Senate, Senate President, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions and the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF..
The CCT Chairman is challenging the powers of the Senate to investigate him in an alleged assault perpetrated against a security guard on the 29th of March, last year, at Banex plaza in Abuja.
In the suit filed by his lawyer, Mr Sunday Edward, the plaintiff is asking the court for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the Senate, its members and agents from conducting or continuing to conduct investigations into the allegations of assault leveled against him via a petition submitted to the Senate.
However, counsel to the Senate, Ms. Kafayat Suleyman urged the court to dismiss the suit insisting that the Senate had the power under section 88 of the Constitution to investigate alleged misconduct by any public officer.
After taking arguments from parties Justice Ekwo therefore fixed the 26th of April to deliver judgment in the matter.