N255 bullet proof cars: Oduah loses bid to stop probe

N255 bullet proof cars: Oduah loses bid to stop probe

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A  Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday struck out a fundamental rights enforcement suit by a former Minister of Aviation and currently a Senator, Stella Oduah, against the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF,  and three others, challenging plans to question or prosecute  her over the purchase of two armoured BMW vehicles at a cost of N255m by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, under her watch as the Aviation Minister in 2013.

Trial judge, Justice Okon Abang struck out the  suit for lack of  jurisdiction. The court also awarded N15,000 cost against Oduah in favour the AGF. Other respondents in the suit are Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC and Inspector General of Police.

Oduah in the suit, had prayed the court to restrain agencies of the Federal Government from questioning or prosecuting her over the purchase of two armoured BMW vehicles at a cost of N255m by the NCAA under her watch as the Aviation Minister in 2013.

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