[BREAKING] FRN v Usoro: Court Discharges Bench Warrant Against A’ Ibom AG, 3 Ors.

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Justice Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has discharged the bench warrant issued for the arrest of the Attorney General of Akwa Ibom state and three other Government officials in the ongoing  trial of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Mr. Paul Usoro SAN in respect of the professional fees received by his firm Paul Usoro & Co from the Akwa Ibom State Government.

The Bench Warrant was discharged upon the application filed by the AG and three other government officials challenging the issuance of the warrant against them in a suit which they were not parties to and for which no summons was issued against them.

upon the argument of their counsel Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN, counsel for the EFCC Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo SAN also conceded to the fact that the warrant was wrongly sought and obtained. He withdrew his counter affidavit and urged the court to grant the prayers sought by the Applicants.

Details shortly…

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