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Edo Assembly invasion: Court grants permission to begin proceedings

The Edo state High Court sitting in Benin has granted an order for the Edo state government to apply for an Order of Mandamus compelling the Nigeria Police Force to investigate 18 individuals for their alleged complicity in the recent invasion of the Edo state House of Assembly.

Read more: Edo 2020: policemen take over Assembly complex

The individuals include the 14 lawmakers whose seats have been declared vacant, the retired deputy clerk of Edo state House of Assembly, who purportedly presided over their inauguration and others.

Hon. Justice Efe Ikponmwonba, a vacation judge, gave the ruling on Wednesday, August 26, in suit no: B/141M/20 between complainant/applicant, which includes Attorney General of Edo state, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, with G. E. Adekambi, M. O. Airende, Orobosa Okunbor, I. O. Kadiri and Adaze Emwanta against the Edo state commissioner of police.

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