An FCT High Court has restrained members of the House of Representatives from acting on the report of its committee that investigated the Centenary City project.
Justice U.A. Musale on Thursday restrained the House Committee on FCT and the House of Representatives from acting on the report of the committee adopted on March 16, 2017, pending the hearing of the main suit on May 30.
The order followed an ex parte application by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Senator Anyim Pius Anyim asking the court to restrain the assembly from acting on the report by the Herman Hembe chaired committee on grounds of ‘bias’.
In a fundamental rights enforcement application by Anyim’s counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the former SGF said he had opposed the chairmanship of Hembe and asked him to hand over to his deputy, which was rebuffed.
The former SGF stated that the Senate committee on the FCT in its report had praised his industry and sense of duty towards the execution of the Centenary City project, which was wholly financed by the private sector.
By John Chuks Azu