Super Woman; Diezani Stops National Assembly's Probe

Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke got a court order restraining National Assembly from probing her on Thursday. Thereby, halting all proceedings to probe the controversial minister. It will be recalled that the House of Representatives had summoned the minister to appear before its committee investigating her alleged spending of N10 billion on chartered aircraft. The minister and NNPC, first and second plaintiffs, however, filed a suit seeking to stop the lawmakers from embarking on the probe.
The plaintiffs had joined the Senate and the House of Representatives as co-defendants.
Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in his ruling, ordered parties to maintain the status quo pending the hearing of the substantive suit. He noted that the committee had no genuine reason to go ahead with the proposed probe, being aware of the pending suit seeking order to restrain it from doing the investigation.
The judge said that the filing of the suit did not amount to usurping the legislative powers of the National Assembly as claimed by the committee.Photo: Congrats Mr & Mrs Badetan

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