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Court fixes March 21 to hear alleged contempt proceedings against new ICPC Chairman 

……Court fixes March 21 to hear alleged contempt proceedings against new ICPC Chairman 

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, fixed March 21 for the hearing of motion for committal to prison against Dr Musa Aliyu, SAN, the newly appointed Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

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Justice Bolaji Olajuwon adjourned the matter because counsel for the applicants, Faruk Khamagam, and the ICPC’s lawyer, David Agwu, stepped out of the courtroom when the matter was called.

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However, shortly after some other cases had be heard, Khamagam called the attention of the court to their matter.

The lawyer, who apologised for not being around when their suit was called, said he was before a sister court, presided over by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia.

He said since their matter before Justice Olajuwon was second to the last on the cause list, he made arrangement with Agwu to inform him when it was getting to their turn.

“But incidentally, he (Agwu) went out to ease himself too when the matter was called,” he said.

He told the court that the ICPC had just served on him their preliminary objection and a counter affidavit and that they planned to respond.

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The commission’s lawyer, on his part, said the applicants had not even served them with the motion for committal.

According to him, we got wind of it surreptitiously through the media.

Khamagam, who responded that the motion was served on the commission, said the court record would speak for itself through the proof of service.

Justice Olajuwon then directed parties to ensure they serve one another necessary applications against the next adjourned date.

……Court fixes March 21 to hear alleged contempt proceedings against new ICPC Chairman 

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