Port Harcourt High Court Extends Restraining Order Against Police in Fubara’s Chief of Staff Case

The Port Harcourt division of the Rivers State High Court has prolonged an interim court order prohibiting the Nigerian Police and other security agencies from arresting Edison Ehie, Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Fubara.

This decision came after Mr Ehie’s legal representative, Damian Okoro SAN, raised concerns over the police’s disregard for the initial court order.

Despite the prior directive, the police pursued Mr. Ehie, leading to his declaration as a wanted individual.

Presiding Judge, Justice Sika Aprioku, cited Order 4 Rule 4C of the Administration of Criminal Justice, granting him the authority to renew or extend orders in cases of ex parte applications. The validity of the previous order was extended until the final determination of the substantive suit.

Respondent counsel, Celestine Dickson, was granted a three-day extension to respond to the processes, while the applicant was given two days to provide their response.

The court has scheduled a hearing for the substantive suit on February 15th, 2024.

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REPORT AFRIQUE had earlier last week reported of arrest warrant issued by Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Abuja, ordering the arrest of Ehie Edison.

The warrant is in connection to his alleged involvement in the burning of the Rivers State House of Assembly.

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