The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has today, Friday November 7, 2014 adjourned hearing of the substantive suit and Preliminary Objection filed by the Federal Government to November 17, 2014.
The court did not order the Inspector General of Police to restore Speaker Aminu Tambuwal’s security details as widely reported in the media.
The Counsel to the Federal government (FG), Mr. Ade Okeaya-Inneh SAN and Dr Fabian Ajogwu SAN had on Thursday November 6, 2014 filed a preliminary Objection to the suit on the ground that the reliefs sought by Mr. Aminu Tambuwal against the Federal Government in his Originating Summons dated October 30, 2014 are indeterminable, merely academic and constitutionally ungrantable and as such ought to be expunged.
One of such reliefs that the Plaintiffs are seeking is for an Order of mandatory injunction compelling the 5th and 7th Defendants to restore to Mr. Aminu Tambuwal his security details and other rights, benefits and privileges appurtenant to members of and of the office of the Hon. Speaker of the 3rd Defendant.
The Counsel to the Federal Government argued in their written address that such relief is grossly vague, ambiguous and at best speculative and consequently amounts to no relief at all. The gamut of their objection to this suit was hinged on the provisions of Section 215(5) of the 1999 Constitution as amended which provides that the powers of the Inspector-General of Police relating to maintenance and securing of public safety and public order shall not be enquired into by any Court.