A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed May 25 to rule on whether it
has jurisdiction in hearing the suit involving the Chairman, Capital
Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, and the State Security Service
alongside others.
Justice Idris Mohammed adjourned the matter after hearing counter
affidavits filed by counsel to the 4th and 5th respondents, Peter
Okeremodu, and applications from counsel to the 7th and 8th
respondents, Kabiru Turaki.
Mr. Okeremodu, in his counter affidavit, challenged the jurisdiction
of the court.
“We urge this court to dismiss the application of the applicant
because its a ploy to distract the agencies ongoing investigation,”
said Mr. Okeremodu.
Mr. Turaki, aligning with Mr. Okeremodu, challenged the jurisdiction
of the court as he also submitted that the matter before the court
should not be considered a human rights matter.
According to him “that one comes to court and cries that my rights
have been taken does not make it a fundamental rights issue.”