Buhari, through his lawyer, Chiesonu Okpoko maintained that the court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain a suit by a Lagos-based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, which seeks to stop the Federal Government from arraigning seven judges arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS.
The judges Ogunbgeje is seeking justice for include, Justices Inyang Okoro and Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court, Adeniyi Ademola and Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court Abuja, as well as Justice Muazu Pindiga of the Federal High Court, Gombe Division.
Challenging the competence of Ogungbeje’s suit, Buhari’s counsel in a preliminary objection contended that the locus standi of the matter was not disclosed by the plaintiff.
Okpoko maintained that there was no lis (case) between the plaintiff and the Respondents, adding that, “the applicant’s suit as constituted and conceived, is a mere academic exercise and raises hypothetical issues.”
The President’s counsel contended that before the plaintiff could invoke the judicial powers as enshrined in section 6(6) (b) of the 1999 constitution, he must show how his civil rights and obligations were affected or would be affected by the action of the security agencies.
Recall that the DSS in a sting operation recently arrested some judges across the country over allegations of corruption.
Following the arrest of the judges, Ogungbeje had filed a suit before the court, seeking to stop the arraignment of some of the judges. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>