Alleged attempt by police to search Wike's houses voided by Abuja court

Alleged attempt by police to search Wike's houses voided by Abuja court

- Justice Ahmed Mohammed rules that a governor such as Wike who enjoys immunity cannot be issued with a court process such as a search warrant

- Bukola Saraki alleges IGP Idris is plotting to implicate him

An alleged attempt by the police to obtain a search warrant for the purposes of searching the homes of Governor Nyesom Wike of River state has been denied by the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The Punch reports that the warrant if obtained, would have given the police permission to search the homes of the governor in any part of the country.

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But Justice Ahmed Mohammed in a ruling on Wednesday, May 16, stated a governor such as Wike who enjoys immunity under section 308 of the constitution cannot be issued with a court process such as a search warrant.

Meanwhile, the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has alleged that there is an ongoing plot by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to implicate him in a crime.

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Saraki, who made the allegation on Wednesday, May 16, during plenary, claimed that the IGP had ordered that some suspected cultists arrested in Kwara state be transferred to Abuja, where they are expected to make statements that will implicate him.

The leader of the upper chamber accused people in authority of abusing power for the purpose of fighting their perceived enemies.

Following Saraki's accusation, the Senate resolved that the Senate president should lead a delegation to relay the concerns raised on the floor.

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