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Court Says Police Should Arrest APC Chairman, Others for Murder

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A Federal High Court in Jos, Plateau State has vacated its order

restraining the police from arresting the All Progressives Congress (APC)

in Ekiti State Chairman, Jide Awe and four others that are wanted for

alleged murder.
Justice A. Lewis-Allagoa ruled today that “nobody can tie the hands of the

police from performing their constitutional duties,” and that the exparte

order he granted, restraining the arrest of Jide Awe and others was just

for a limited time.
Jide Awe, and four other members of the APC members are wanted by the

police for their alleged involvement in the murder of Ayo Jeje and

Juliana Adewumi in Erinjiyan-Ekiti, Ekiti State on March 31, 2013.

Apart from Jide Awe, others being wanted by the police are Faboro Ojo

John, Aniramu Basiru, Falayi Busuyi and Owonifari Sefiu.

The suspects had approached the Federal High Court in Jos, Plateau State

with an exparte motion, seeking an order restraining the police from

arresting them.
In a motion before Justice A. Lewis-Allagoa, the plaintiffs urged the

court to declare as unconstitutional the planned and threatened arrest,

detention and arraignment.
The plaintiffs argued that the offence for which they were being targeted

for re-arrest had been heard by a court and the case dismissed.

Ruling on the exparte motion, Justice Lewis-Allagoa granted all the

reliefs sought by the applicants pending the determination of the

originating motion on notice before the court.
He ordered the motion be served on the respondents not less than seven

days before the hearing of the Originating Motion on Notice and adjourned

the matter to December 3, 2014 for hearing.
However, when the matter came up today, counsel to the Inspector General

of Police, Plateau and Ekiti States Commissioners of Police, Mr Abayomi

Sadiku urged the court to vacate the restraining order granted on November

24, 2014.
Justice Allagoa consequenly vacated the order, on the ground that the

hands of the police cannot be tied from performing their constitutional

duties.
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