Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, requested the Judicial Investigation Fee (JPI) situated in Oka, the state capital, to reject the petition filed by Mr. Bonaventure Mukoy in opposition to him, describing it as an abuse of procedures. Obey, by his legal professional, Alex Ijsime (SAN), mentioned that two of the lawsuits regarding the petition earlier than the committee had been earlier than the Courtroom of Enchantment. 2014 represented by Exhibit B2 and B1 respectively because the petitioner was claiming damages amounting to roughly N5billion and one other N120million N request from the Fee was an abuse of the method.
The Mokwe Resort; The higher tier was demolished by the Obi-led administration, after being linked to kidnapping actions had approached the fee to hunt compensation for the torture he suffered by the now disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS).
However a spokesperson for Obi mentioned on the committee session on Thursday, “Whereas Mr. Peter Opie and James Nawafor (former SARS chief) had been accused in B2, the federal government of Anambra, the Legal professional Basic and the Justice Committee had been accused in B1 and each had been Mr. Bonaventure, Mokoy was the plaintiff. ".
He referred to as the courtroom to dismiss the complainant's complaints on the premise of 4 causes together with prejudice. He mentioned that the committee lacked the jurisdiction to look into the matter and was exterior the committee's jurisdiction.
“The fee was set as much as examine police brutality and advocate compensation. Solely victims of police brutality who didn’t press for hurt in any courtroom ought to attend the fee.”
a. Harmless Obi, the authorized consultant of the police, concurred with Obi's lawyer.
In response to the prayers, Prof. Mokoye's lawyer, Mishak Ominwiki, mentioned the request was misplaced and shouldn’t be accepted as a result of the applicant or Nawafor weren’t events to the petition.
Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Choose Veronica Ume (Particular Courtroom) adjourned the case to December 10 to rule on Obi’s request.