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Published On: Tue, Aug 14th, 2018

Suit challenging executive Order 6 continues Aug. 30

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By Vivian Okejeme Abuja

The suit challenging the Presidential Executive Order No. 6 of 2018, on the preservation of assets connected with corruption and other relates offences, was yesterday adjourned till August 30.
The matter before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, of the Federal High Court was adjourned to enable the plaintiffs exhibit the order, and regularize other processes.
The plaintiffs, Mr Ikenga Ugochinyere and Kenneth Udeze, dragged the defendants to the court, seeking it’s interpretation and determination of the Executive Order No. 6.
In the suit, the plaintiffs are asking for an order of court setting aside and/or nullifying the provisions of the Executive Order No. 6 for being unlawful, unconstitutional, illegal, null and void.
They also want an order of injunction restraining the defendants from enforcing or giving any or further effect to the order.
The President and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) were mentioned as defendants in the matter.
At the resumption of proceeding yesterday, Counsel to the plaintiffs Mr Obed Agu, informed the Judge that he is yet to attach the order to the processes he filed earlier.
According to him, the order is still in the custody of the defendants.
Responding, Cousel to the defendants, Mr. T.A. Gazali, said that they were not hiding the order.
He assured to make the copy of the order available whenever the Plaintiffs want it.
In a short ruling, the vacation judge, Ojukwu, asked the Plaintiffs to apply for the said order and make it available to the court.
“If you want the court to determine the legality or otherwise of this order, you have to present it to the court.
“It is an originating summons and so any document you want the court to determine must be made available to the court,” the court held.
Consequently, the matter was adjourned to August 30 for continuation and exhibition of the order.

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