The President of the National Industrial Court (NIC) Justice Babatunde Adejumo Friday advised President Goodluck Jonathan, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Lamido Sanusi to explore an amicable settlement of the dispute over Sanusi’s suspension from office.
At the resumed hearing of the suit filed by Sanusi challenging his suspension from office by President Jonathan prior to the expiration of his tenure over what the President termed ‘Financial recklessness’; Justice Adejumo advised the parties to settle the dispute.
Jonathan suspended Sanusi on February 20 after which he sued the President, the AGF and the IGP at the Federal High Court, Abuja, challenging his suspension.
He also sought to restrain the defendants from arresting and prosecuting him.
Sanusi was appointed on 3 June 2009 for a five-year term, but was suspended from office by President Goodluck Jonathan on 20 February 2014 after exposing a $20 billion fraud committed by the president’s associates in the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) by the president’s regime.
It will be recalled that Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja had declined jurisdiction over the case and transferred it to the NIC.