The Imo Attorney-general, Chief COC Akaolisa has been warned by the Federal High Court 4 sitting in Abuja to ensure that he does not take actions that could confer a fait accompli situation on the court over matters being heard before it.
In a resumed sitting of the Court in suit number; FHC/ABJ/CS/558/2020, and presided over by Justice Umar Mohammed of the Federal High Court Abuja, Okorocha’s lawyer, Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) informed the court that contrary to its earlier directive, the probe panels have continued to sit, even though the Attorney-general had through his counsel severally told the court that he had ordered the panels to suspend their sittings and entered an undertaking to that effect. He argued that only a formal order of the court would restrain the respondents from continuing with the probe pending the determination of the suit.
In his response, Justice Umar Mohammed warned the Attorney-general of Imo State, Chief COC Akaolisa to ensure that the probe is not concluded before the conclusion of the suit before him and threatened personal sanctions against the Attorney-general should the instruction of the Court be further flouted.
The Court also threatened to nullify all proceedings of the panel should they go ahead to conclude the probe before the determination of the substantive suit. The matter was adjourned to August 5th.