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Court stops Lagos House’s probe of Gov Fashola

By Abdulwahab Abdulah

LAGOS — An Ikorodu High Court, yesterday, barred the Lagos State House of Assembly from continuing with the investi-gation of the alleged financial impropriety against the state Governor, Mr. Raji Fashola (SAN) and the members of the state House of Assembly pending the determination of the motion on notice filed before the court.

Mr. Richard Akinnola, a Lagos-based journalist and human rights activist had sued the state lawmakers over its planned investiga-tion of alleged N20 million bribery and financial impro-priety against the lawmakers and the governor, respecti-vely.

In his ruling on the motion  ex-parte argued by Mr. Bamidele Aturu on behalf of Akinnola, the court presided over by Justice Habeeb  Abiru held that, “an order of interim injunction is hereby made restraining the defendant, whether by themselves, agents members officers, privies or by whosoever, from proceeding with or acting on the purported investigation of allegations of financial impropriety leveled at the executive and the legislative arms of Lagos State government by a group published in Punch Newspa-per of  28 January 2010, under the caption, The True Face of Lagos, or by any other group pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.”


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