June 5, 2013

Amaechi asks court to stop impeachment moves against him


PORT HARCOURT— JUSTICE George Omereji of a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt,  has adjourned till June 18, to hear the suit  by Governor Chibuike Amaechi,  seeking to restrain the 32 members of the state House of Assembly from initiating impeachment proceedings against him.

Meantime, the five anti- Governor Amaechi lawmakers also made an oral application before the court, seeking to have their private counsel in the issue.

Their counsel, Mr.  Chinwe Aguma, told the court that his clients did not share the same interest with the leadership of the House, led by the Speaker, Mr. Telemeba Amachree.  The five anti-  Amaechi lawmakers are Evans Bipi, Kelechi Nwogu, Michael Chinda, Martin Amaewhule and Victor Ihunwo.

Also, Justice Adolphus Enebeli, of a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, has refused an application  by the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Amachree,  seeking to restrain the Inspector General of Police and the Assistant Inspector General of Police, zone 6 Calabar, from ordering his arrest over allegations he made  that there were plans to assassinate him and Governor Amaechi.

Counsel to the IG and the AIG, Mr. Donald Demwigwe, SAN, who was represented by Mr. S. Agwu, had  told the court that the IG and the AIG were law abiding citizens, who would not act outside the confines of the law.