Rivers Court restrains police from arresting Fubara's CoS, Edison Ehie.

Edison Ehie

By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

A Rivers High court sitting in Port Harcourt has issued a restraining order
stopping the Nigerian Police from arresting Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s Chief of Staff, Edison Ehie.

The presiding judge, Justice Sika Aprioku gave the order while ruling that the move to arrest Ehie was purely a politically motivated vendetta.

Justice Aprioku delivered the ruling after entertaining the various presentations and arguments that were made by the Counsel for the applicant, D.O. Okoro, SAN, and C.M. Dickson, Esq. who represented the respondents.

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The judge later also dismissed the preliminary objection that was raised on the issue of jurisdiction, saying it lacked merit.

Justice Aprioku who said the respondents are restrained from arresting the applicant because the charges are only aimed at settling political scores, awarded the cost of One Hundred Thousand Naira (₦100,000) in favor of the applicant against the respondents.

Recall that the Police had declared Ehie wanted over charges of murder terrorism and burning of the Rivers State Assembly complex.

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