N22.4b Paris Club Refund: Court restrains Abia Assembly, Ad-Hoc committee from inviting, investigating Obinna Oriaku


An Abia State High Court has restrained the State House of Assembly and its Ad-Hoc Committee from inviting or investigating a former Commissioner for Finance, Hon. OBINNA ORIAKU, over the N22.4b Paris Club Refund of the state.

The presiding Judge, Hon. Justice ORY-IKEORHA, gave the ruling on Wednesday, 4th August, 2021, after careful perusal of the Motion paper and the accompanying statement filled, pursuant to Order 40 Rule 3 (2) (a) of the Abia State High Court and having equally considered the facts of the application as well as the applicant Counsel’s written address and after hearing the selfsame learned Counsel C.C UHUABA Esq prayed the Honorable Court for Leave to apply for judicial review.

IKEORHA therefore restrained the Abia Assembly and its Ad-Hoc Committee set up for the investigation of the N22 billion Abia State’s share of the Paris Club Refund from inviting or extending further invitation to the Applicant and/or any proceeding relating to the pubic enquiry on issues connected to, arising from and/or relating to the subject matter of the pending suit.

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