Nigerian court shuts down the power of a legislative arm – Story in Premium Times

Alison-Madueke gets interim injunction stopping Reps from probing N10billion jet scandal

by Ini Ekot

 

 

“Nigeria’s embattled petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has secured an interim court injunction ordering the House of Representatives to discontinue an ongoing investigation of how the minister allegedly squandered more than N10billion of public funds leasing private jets for two years.

A federal court in Abuja restrained the House, its committees or representatives from summoning Mrs. Alison-Madueke or requesting that she produce papers, documents or give evidence relating to the jet spending.

The presiding judge, A. R. Mohammed, also barred the lawmakers from ordering the minister’s arrest for failing to appear before the House Committee on Public Accounts, which is probing the allegation.”

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2016.  6:40 a.m. [GMT]

 

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/159604-alison-madueke-gets-interim-injunction-stopping-reps-from-probing-n10billion-jet-scandal-2.html

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