The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, will hear a suit filed by Senate President Bukola Saraki contesting the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC’s decision to investigate him on June 24.
Africa News24 (AN24) recalls that the court had ordered the EFCC and other agencies last week to halt corruption allegations investigation against the former Kwara State governor.
However, during Thursday’s hearing, Sunday Onobi, Saraki’s counsel, told the court that he had served all parties in the suit with the processes of the court, including the order of the court.
Responding, Dayo Apata (SAN), the Solicitor-General of the Federation, also informed the court that he had filed a counter affidavit to the originating summons filed by the Senate President.
On the other hand, counsel to the EFCC, Chile Okoromma, also told the court that he had filed a counter affidavit and a written address in response to the suit of Saraki.
After hearing the parties, Justice Taiwo Taiwo ruled that the parties should serve and reply to all processes and adjourned the matter until June 24.