Justice Gabriel Kolawole of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has stopped the Senate from going ahead with the probe of former chairman of the Economic and Financial crimes Commission ( EFCC) Ibrahim Lamorde over an alleged N1trillion scam.
The Senate summoned the former EFCC boss to account for the fund seized from some alleged corrupt public servants but rather than honour the invitation of the lawmakers, the former anti-graft boss rushed to the court to stop his probe.
In a motion exparte dated March 7, 2016, Lamorde through his counsel, Festus Ukpue asked the court to stop the senate from issuing a warrant of arrest of his client pending the hearing and determination of the suit before the court.
Justice Kolawole, after listening to the exparte motion ordered, “That a limited order on injunction is hereby granted to restrain the defendants pending when they are heard on the reply to the plaintiff’s motion on notice. “That the plaintiff’s counsel is hereby directed to obtain a certified true copy of the order in this ruling, and shall cause same to be served on the Inspector-General of Police who shall, on the authority of this court’s order refrain to give any effect to any such warrant which the defendants may have issues against the plaintiff.