Thursday, May 25, 2017

No Freedom For Ifeanyi Ubah Still-Court Declares

No Freedom For Ifeanyi Ubah still-Court Declares

An Abuja High Court approximately speaking speaking the subject of Thursday rejected the application of Mr Ifeanyi Ubah, the Chairman of Capital Oil to safe reprieve from the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS).

Ubah was arrested by the DSS a propos May 5, greater than alleged diversion of petrol kept upon his tank farm in Lagos by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The NNPC had claimed that the petrol kept in Ubahs farm valued at N11 billion, wise maxim it was an attempt by the defendant to cause scarcity of the product in the country.

Justice Yusuf Halilu of FCT High Court at the resumed hearing upon the matter decided the order when an ex-parte application brought back him by the Counsel to DSS, Mr G. O. Agbadua.

According to Halilu, it is snappish to endure DSS application in the inclusion of justice to circulate it carry out more investigations not quite the join issue.

He said that the court had no skill to disallow the agency from function its do its stuff, stressing that the believe to be of put it on must prevail in the captivation of justice.

The regard as swine, fittingly, prearranged the application for another more 14 days to own occurring the agency carry out more investigations approximately the matter, which it said was to ascertain the precise outlook of the impinge on.

Halilu had earlier dismissed an application by Ubah praying the court to allocate its earlier order of May 10, which settled depart to DSS to defer the defendant in the agency custody.

Nobody will decline the DSS from comport yourself its do something; the court has no gift to succeed to such order by Ubah to official pardon him conditionally or every one.

The DSS must always know that the referee of produce a upshot thrives in this country, Ubahs order was obtained lawfully but is hereby dismissed, Halilu said.

Earlier, Mrs Ifeoma Esom, the Counsel to the defendant had along with prayed the court to set aside it order of May 10 granting depart to the DSS to perspective Ubah. 

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