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Court Dismisses Ambode’s Suit To Restrain Lagos Assembly From Probing Him

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A Lagos State High Court has dismissed a suit filed by former Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, seeking immunity to stop the State House of Assembly from probing him.

The former governor had requested the court for an directive to restrain his probe by the lawmakers over the purchase of 820 buses.

Giving the judgement on the application on Thursday, Justice Yetunde Adesanya held that the court lacked the jurisdiction to stop the lawmakers from going ahead with the probe.

Ambode instituted the civil suit against the State House of Assembly, its Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, and the Clerk of the House, Mr A. Sanni.

Other respondents to the suit are Mr Fatai Mojeed, the Chairman of an ad-hoc committee set up by the House to probe the procurement of the buses, as well as eight members of the committee.

They are Mr Gbolahan Yishawu, Mr A. Yusuf, Mr Yinka Ogundimu, Mrs Mojisola Meranda, Mr M. Makinde, Mr Kehinde Joseph, Mr Temitope Adewale, and Mr Olanrewaju Afinni.

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