From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri
The High Court sitting in Owerri yesterday asked for status quo to be maintained in the motion filed by Alloy Ejimakor, counsel to former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, on contempt of committal proceedings seeking to imprison the respondents which include, Commissioner of Police, Chiyenre Amuchinwa, lawyers and others on the matter.
The police prosecutor and counsel to Amuchinwa, M.O Omosun, told the court that he had earlier served a preliminary objection on the motion for the committal proceedings on the applicant’s lawyer.
However, counsel to the applicants denied receiving the objection notice from the respondents insisting that he was just served few minutes before the court sitting.
Ruling on the matter, the presiding judge, G. O Chukwuyenre, asked both parties to remain status quo pending the hearing of the application on January 28, 2021.