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820 Buses Probe: Ambode Asks Appeal Court To Order Retrial Of His Case

A file photograph of former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.


Hours after the Lagos Excessive Courtroom struck out his utility searching for a restraining order towards the State Home of Meeting, the previous Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has filed his discover of attraction.

A duplicate of the doc as obtained by Channels Television’s judiciary correspondent, Shola Soyele reveals that the previous Governor is searching for an order of the attraction court docket restraining the lawmakers from going forward or taking additional steps in respect of the probe pending the ultimate willpower of the attraction.

The previous governor additionally needs the court docket to make an order restraining the lawmakers from taking any steps that may deprive him of his private proper to liberty pending the willpower of the attraction.

READ ALSO: UPDATED: Courtroom Dismisses Ambode’s Go well with To Cease Lagos Meeting From Probing Him

In a 17 paragraph affidavit deposed to by a authorized practitioner, Olufeyijimi Tayo-Tiwo, Mr Ambode says that except the lawmakers are restrained, they’ll act on the suggestions of its 9-man ad-hoc committee set as much as examine all transactions in respect of the 820 buses, a committee which he claims has already vilified, disparaged and denigrated him at a earlier sitting of the Home of Meeting on 27th Aug. 2019.

He additional submits that there’s a actual hazard that he will probably be additional uncovered to public ridicule & opprobrium, the embarrassment, and stigma of which may have change into irreparable by the point the attraction could be concluded, thereby rendering any judgment of the court docket of attraction ineffectual and nugatory.

Certainly, the only real challenge for willpower within the discover of attraction is, “whether having regard to all the reliefs he is seeking, the former Governor is not entitled to an order of injunction pending the determination of his appeal”

The discover of attraction doc lists 4 grounds of Attraction and former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is contending amongst different issues that the court docket erred when it held that his swimsuit was untimely, doesn’t disclose an affordable reason for motion and that the court docket lacked the jurisdiction to entertain it.

He additionally contends that the court docket was incorrect in holding that the train of the lawmakers powers of investigation below Part 128(1) of the structure is topic to his proper to honest listening to as assured by Part 36(1) of the structure particularly when his proper was being violated.

He’s requested the attraction court docket to put aside the choice of the Lagos Excessive Courtroom and an order remitting the matter again to the Chief Choose of Lagos, Justice Kazeem Alogba to reassign the case to a different decide for trial.

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