Court stops IGP from arresting ex-Minister Gbagi




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A Abuja has restrained the (IGP) and State Police Commissioner (COP) from arresting or detaining ex-Minister of State for , Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the order suit FHC/ABJ/CS/1267/2020, following Gbagi’s ex parte for the enforcement of his fundamental rights.

 

Gbagi’s followed the controversy generated by the September 18 stripping of four employees of his hotel Asaba over alleged missing money.

The court also granted Gbagi leave to serve the originating processes and all subsequent processes in the suit on the COP by substituted means.

 

The judge ruled the IGP and the COP, who are first and second respondents, “are at liberty if they wish to file their response jointly and/or severally within 14 days.”

He adjourned till October 16 for hearing.

 

Besides the court’s order, Gbagi’s September 28 had also sought an order directing to maintain status quo, pending the hearing and determination of the for the enforcement of the fundamental rights of the Applicant.

The alleged stripping incident happened on September 18 and Gbagi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has since denied any wrongdoing.

The Nation