The former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss, Ibrahim Lamorde has rebuked the Senate for issuing a warrant for his arrest, despite the fact that the case is in court.
Lamorde also told the police to ignore arrest warrant issued by the lawmakers.
The former EFCC boss, in a statement issued by his lawyer, Festus Keyamo, said the move by the Senators is an illegal scheme and a show of legislative rascality.
The statement said “We most respectfully urge the Nigeria Police Force to await the outcome of the matter pending in court before deciding one way or the other about the enforcement of the said Warrant of Arrest, if eventually issued.
“If the court decides otherwise against our position, our client is prepared to appear before the Senate or any of its Committees.”
Adding that “Both the Senate and the Committee were served with the Originating Summons and a Motion seeking an Interlocutory Injunction restraining the Senate from continuing with their investigations pending the determination of the suit.”
“The processes were served on them on 20th November, 2015, but since then, they have refused, ignored and failed to file any process in defence of the suit.
”In any event, the Senate Standing Rules are clear to the effect that matters pending before a court of law should not be deliberated upon or discussed on the floor of the Senate or any of its Committees, “ the statement said.
You will recall that sometime ago, Mr. George Uboh, Chief Executive Officer of Panic Alert Security Systems, petitioned the Senate claiming that Lamorde fraudulently diverted N1tr.
He said the money is part of the proceeds from the loot recovered from a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and ex-Inspector-General of Police, Tafa Balogun.
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