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Court Sets Aside Arrest Warrant Against Fubara’s CoS, Others

Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside an order seeking the arrest of Edison Ehie, the Chief of Staff to Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State.

New Telegraph recalls that Ehie and others were sued before the Federal High Court for alleged acts of terrorism.

Shortly after the charge was filed against them, they were declared wanted by the court.

But in an order of the court dated April 25, 2024, the court sets aside the order.

Others also affected by the order are Jinjiri Bala, Happy Bennett, Progress Joseph, Adokiye Oyagiri and Chibuike Peter.


According to Justice Nwite, the order was made without jurisdiction.

Justice Nwite said, “That the order made by this Honourable Court on the 31st day of January, 2024 for the warrant of arrest of the Defendants/Applicants and to have them declared wanted is made without jurisdiction, and  same is hereby set aside.”

Counsel to the respondents, Oluwile Aladedoye, had argued that the court should stay execution of the judgement pending the hearing, and determination of the motion seeking to set aside their warrant of arrest.

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