Court declines request to prevent the forceful impeachment of the Senate President

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The Federal High Court has declined the request for orders of interim injunction by Senators Rafiu Adebayo and Isa Misau to prevent the forceful impeachment of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The Senators had dragged the Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Minister, the Inspector General of Police and the State Security Services to court on August 13, in a bid to restrain them from aiding the impeachment of the Senate President.

Counsel to the plaintiffs Emeka Etiaba and Mahmoud Magaji filed an ex-parte motion on behalf of the senators restraining the defendants from taking any untoward action to impeach Saraki.

But on Tuesday, Justice Dimgba declined the request and asked the parties to respect the authority of the court and integrity of the judicial process by not taking steps that would render the matter nugatory.

The court adjourned the case till September 6 for an accelerated hearing and urged counsels to take necessary steps to serve all the parties with the processes.

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