Diezani Jet Probe: Hearing Continues 12 Nov.

An Abuja Federal High court has 12 November 2014 for continued hearing in a suit seeking to challenge the legality of the National Assembly to probe the Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The judge had on 19 June granted an order restraining the House of Representatives from going ahead with the probe, pending the determination of the suit.

Diezani-Alison-Madueke
Diezani-Alison-Madueke

Justice Ahmed Mohammed fixed the date after he granted the order in a ruling on the application argued by Etigwa Uwa, SAN, lawyer to the minister and co-plaintiff, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

Uwa, had applied to the court to amend the originating summons in the case seeking to stop the probe of the minister on alleged spending of N10 billion on chartered jet.

Mohammed held that he granted the request because it would not change the character of the claims in the original originating summons. He said that the request for the amendment was made for the first time in the case and did not amount to abuse.

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