By Vivian Okejeme
A Federal Capital Territory High Court has ordered the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the Senate and eight others to appear before it to show cause why it should not grant the request of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, seeking to stop the planned probe by the Senate.
In a motion ex-parte filed by his counsel, Alex Iziyon SAN, the Police boss approached the court, praying it to stop the Senate from going ahead with its planned probe on the allegation raised by Senator Isah Misau.
Other respondents in the suit are Senator Isah Misau, Senator Francis Alimikhena, Senator Binta Garba, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, Senator Duro Samuel, Senator Ogba Obinna, Senator Nelson Effiong and Senator Abdulaziz Nyako.
In his ruling, Justice A.B. Mohammed ordered the respondents to come and show cause why the injunction sought by the applicant in the Motion No. M/222/17 should not be granted.
He also granted leave to the applicant to effect service of the Originating application and any other processes in the matter on the respondents by the substituted means.
The court later adjourned to November 16, for the respondents to appear to show cause and for hearing of the substantive application.
The IGP had dragged the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and the Senate before the court.
Idris in the suit is seeking an order of court restraining the Senate Committee from investigating, hearing or taking decision over allegations against him.
He also wants the court to declare that the Committee set up by the Senate to investigate the allegation is unconstitutional, null and void.
Idris wants the court to also declare the seating and other conducts of the committee to investigate allegations against him is unconstitutional.