Alleged corruption: Court halts Oshiomhole’s trial by Obaseki-led Edo government

Alleged corruption: Court halts Oshiomhole’s trial by Obaseki-led Edo government

- More intrigues are continuing to play out in the politics of Edo state

- But it was the first victory for Adams Oshiomhole as the corruption probe instituted against him by Edo government hit the rock

- In a judgement on Monday, a Federal High Court in Abuja restrained Edo government from proceeding with the probe of the APC chair

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Adams Oshiomhole has cruised to the first lane of victory after attempts to probe him over alleged corruption by the Edo state government hit the rock as a Federal High Court in Abuja delivered a ruling, putting a peg on the trial.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) national chairman has been at loggerhead with Governor Godwin Obaseki recently and their feud was heightened following the decision of Edo government to probe him.

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Oshiomhole was said to have breached the state’s Public Procurement Law in regards to the upfront payment of 75% for the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital.

A panel was later constituted by the state government to probe the former Edo governor after a judicial commission of inquiry headed by Justice Oyomire found him guilty of the corruption.

Alleged corruption: Court halts Oshiomhole’s trial by Obaseki-led Edo government

In a judgement on Monday, a Federal High Court in Abuja restrained Edo government from proceeding with the probe of the APC chair.
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The panel also recommended the arrest and thorough prosecution of the APC national chairman, prompting Oshiomhole to run to court.

Delivering a verdict on Monday, June 1, Justice Ahmed Mohammed granted an interim injunction restraining the Edo government from continuing with the probe.

The judgment was delivered following Oshiomhole's lawyer, West Idahosa's plea to the court to stop the respondents - a move initially objected by the counsel to the Edo state government, Alex Ejeiseme.

Justice Mohammed adjourned the case to June 17, 2020.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that as intrigues continue to play out in the politics of Edo ahead of the state gubernatorial election, two groups on Monday, May 18, staged a protest in support and against Oshiomhole.

The pro-Oshiomhole group, Edo State Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Good Governance and Internal Democracy, was led by one Idiogbe Solomon.

The group accused Obaseki, the state governor, of biting the fingers that fed him in his desperate bid to walk his way into power for the second time.

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