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Inspector-General Of Police To Appear In Court Over Investigation Into Alleged Forgery Of Senate Standing Order

A Federal High Court in Abuja has directed the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, to appear before it on Tuesday this week to answer questions on the ongoing investigation into the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Order 2015.

The judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, in his ruling, asked the Police boss to appear in court to give reasons why the prayers sought by the plaintiff in his ex parte application should not be granted.

Justice Kolawole gave the directive while ruling on an ex parte application by the senator representing Enugu-East Senatorial District, Gilbert Nnaji, seeking to restrain the IGP and the Attorney-General of the Federation from taking further steps on the investigation of alleged forgery in the Senate’s rules.

Rather than granting senator Nnaji’s prayer, Kolawole ordered the IG to appear in court on Tuesday to tell the court why it should not grant the request contained in the plaintiff’s ex parte motion.

The court also refused to grant the prayer for accelerated hearing on the grounds that it lacked the power to abridge the 30 days which the defendants were entitled to without their consent. It, however, ordered the plaintiff to serve the court processes on the defendants.

The alleged forged Senate Standing Order was used for the conduct of the election which brought in the current leadership of the National Assembly on June 9, 2015.

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