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You Can’t Make The Court Cripple Legislature – Judge Says To Ambode



Justice Yetunde Adesanya of a Lagos High Court in Ikeja has on Thursday struck out a suit filed by former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State seeking to stop the state House of Assembly from probing him over the purchase of 820 buses for the state’s Bus Reform Project.

The judge insisted that the ad-hoc committee set up by the House to investigate Ambode was a fact-finding committee. She held that an investigation is not the same as an indictment.

“The claimant (Ambode) has not been indicted.

“An invitation by an agency of government cannot in anyway cause a breach of the threat of the fundamental rights of the claimant.

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“I hereby find that the claimant’s action is an invitation to the court to cripple the legislative exercise of the statutory power of the Lagos State House of Assembly under Section 128 and 129 of the 1999 Constitution.

“That is not the function of the court, and no court of law should accede such invitation.

“The claimant’s suit is hereby struck out,” she said.

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