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Rivers: Court Restrains Amaewhule-led Assembly From Sitting

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Rivers crisis: court grants interlocutory injunction restraining Amaewhule-led Assembly from sitting, acting as lawmakers

The state High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has issued an interlocutory injunction barring the lawmakers led by Speaker, Martins Amaewhule from further sitting and parading themselves as members of the state House of Assembly.

The court presided over by Justice C.N. Wali, gave the order in a suit filed by the pro-Governor Siminalayi Fubara House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Victor Oko-Jumbo and two others, Sokari Goodboy and Orubienimigha Timothy.

The suit listed 25 lawmakers as 1st to 25th defendants and the governor of Rivers State, the Attorney-General and the Chief Judge of the state as 26th to 28th defendants.

The court had on May 10th granted a similar order on a motion ex-parte, stopping the governor, the attorney-general and the Chief Judge from interacting with the affected lawmakers.

Granting the interlocutory injunction on May 29th, the court adjourned to July 1st, 2024 for mention.

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