The fundamental rights enforcement suit of Princess Stella Oduah’s alleged purchase of two armoured BMW cars at a cost of N160m in 2013 by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority under her watch, has been further adjourned till November 16, 2015 by a Federal High Court in Lagos.
Oduah, who is seeking protection of the court from possible probe over the allegation, had on August 26, 2015 obtained an interim injunction barring the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from taking any action against her pending the determination of the suit.
Though after granting the interim injunction on August 26, Justice Mohammed Yunusa adjourned hearing of the main case till October 2, 2015, the matter was however listed for hearing on Wednesday.
Controversy has since trailed the granting of the interim order, necessitating the hearing of the case before the original adjourned date.
But, apart from Funmilola Oluborode, Counsel to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission was represented, Oduah, EFCC and the Inspector General of Police were not represented in court when the case was called on Wednesday.
Old border, who stated that hearing notice was not issued on the commission, said that she only came to court on the instruction of one of her superiors, who had on Tuesday sighted the case on the cause list for Wednesday.
In view of the absence of the other parties, Oluborode sought an adjournment till November 16.
The counsel said the ICPC had yet to file any response to Oduah’s suit, begging the court to adjourn the case to enable the commission to file its defence.
By Patrick Aigbokhan