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Court Vacates Arrest Warrant Order On Gov. Fubara CoS Edison Ehie, 5 Others

A Federal High Court rules in murder case against Fubara’s CoS Rt Hon Ehie Eddison , others

The ruling on an application seeking to vacate the warrant issued for the arrest of the Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Edison Ehie.

Justice Emeka Nwite had on January 31 ordered Ehie’s arrest in connection with the burning of the Rivers State House of Assembly on October 30, 2023.

The police, in the charges, alleged that Ehie and five others masterminded the bombing of the Rivers State House of Assembly amid a plot to impeach Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

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The five others are Jinjiri Bala, Happy Benedict, Progress Joseph, Adokiye Oyagiri, and Chibuike Peter, alias Rambo.

The Order of the court of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja and granted by Justice Emeka Nwite on the 31st of January,2024 as now been set aside today 25th April,2024.

Justice Emeka Nwite while reading the ruling setting aside the order given by the court against Eddison Ehie declaring him wanted and granting an order of arrest said it is now becoming a mere academic exercise.

The judge further granted same to the 2nd-5th Defendant/Applicant in same suit.

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Eddison Ehie had a team if representation of Falana SAN
Wole Oladoye SAN
Dr Bimpe Ajegbomogun
Barr Asmau Yakubu

Though Ehie’s name was mentioned in the counts, he was not listed among the defendants.

He said, “He was never invited by the police for anything. All that he saw was that they filed a charge; they mentioned his name in four out of seven charges for murder and arson.”

Aladedoye also argued that it was strange that the Inspector-General of Police left all the courts in Rivers State, where the alleged offences were committed, to file an application before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

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“Your Lordship has no jurisdiction to entertain the matter here, “ Aladedoye said.

Counsel for the other defendants, Femi Falana(SAN), said the crime his clients were alleged to have committed were state offences.

In the application it was stated that “What is disclosed are state offences; it is our submission that this court cannot exercise any jurisdiction in state offences without the fiat of the Attorney General of Rivers State.

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