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Court orders Police to reopen Enugu Assembly complex

By The Citizen
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A Federal High Court sitting in Enugu has retrained the Police from barricading the entrance of the State House of Assembly.

It could be recalled that the Police sealed the Enugu State House of Assembly last week shortly after 14 out of the 24 members of the house served an impeachment notice on the state governor, Sullivan Chime.

But the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu presided over by Justice D. Agishi on Monday granted an interim injunction retraining the Police from barricading the entrance of the House of Assembly.

In the application filled through Mr. Chuma Oguejiofor, the fifteen lawmakers that served impeachment notice on Chime had prayed for an order restraining the Police from arresting the Speaker, Barrister Eugene Odoh.

Before adjourning the matter till 19th of this month for further proceedings, Justice Agishi restrained the Police from arresting the speaker.

Justice Agishi also restrained  the police from preventing the fifteen law makers under the speakership of Chief Eugene Odoh from carrying out their legislative functions at the assembly complex.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, when contacted said that he was yet to be briefed on the matter.