Fubara impeachment: Court stops Rivers Assembly, CJ

Governor Siminilaye Fubara of Rivers State

A Rivers State High Court sitting at Isiokpo, has stopped the state House of Assembly and the Chief Justice of the state from initiating impeachment process against Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

Fubara had through his counsel, Mr. Damian Okoro, SAN, sought an interim order stopping the state Assembly from going on with the impeachment process.

The governor in the suit number IHC/230/CS/2023, joined Rivers State House of Assembly, Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Deputy Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly, Clerk of the Rivers State House of Assembly, and Chief Justice of the state as defendants.

Trial judge is Justice Ben Whyte.

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Okoro had prayed the court for an interim injunction stopping the state Assembly, the CJ, or any other person from going on with the impeachment process on Fubara pending a case before the court.

The court granted granted the interim order restraining the defendants from carrying out any actions with respect to the impeachment of Governor Fubara pending the determination of the Motion on Notice the motion on notice.

The court, meanwhile, adjourned further hearing the matter till November 14, 2023.

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