A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to stop the police from continuing investigation of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and others over alleged forgery of the Senate 2015 Standing Rules.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole yesterday refused an ex-parte application filed by Senator Prince Gilbert Emeka Nnaji which sought to restrain the police from proceeding with the investigation and making public the report of the inquiry.
Nnaji requested interim orders to restrain the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) pending the determination of his substantive suit.
Nnaji’s main suit is challenging the constitutionality of the investigation by the police in the context of the doctrine of separation of powers.
But in his ruling, the judge said he could not grant the prayer sought by the applicant at ex-parte stage when his court has the power to conduct a judicial review of the action complained about in the substantive suit.
He consequently adjourned to August 4 for the IGP and AGF to show cause why they should not be restrained in the investigation.