The Lagos High Court, Ikeja, on Wednesday ordered the state House of Assembly to maintain the status quo in its ongoing probe of ex-governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
Justice Yetunde Adesanya gave the order while ruling on the exparte motion filed by Ambode’s counsel, Tayo Oyetibo (SAN).
The court had on Tuesday asked Oyetibo to put the respondents on notice before hearing the exparte application.
This is contrary to the initial reports that the court ordered the respondents to appear before it on Wednesday.
The respondent in the suit are the Speaker of the, Mudashiru Obasa, House Clerk, Mr. A.A Sanni and the Chairman of the Ad hoc Committee set up by the House to probe the procurement of 820 mass transit buses for the state, Fatai Mojeed and other members of the committee.
After the former governor failed to honour initial invitation by the lawmakers, the Assembly had sent a fresh notice, asking him to appear before the House Committee this Wednesday to give account of his stewardship in office.
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