The Court of Appeal has dismissed the ex-parte application by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, seeking to set aside the order made on Friday by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) issuing bench warrant for Saraki’s arrest.
It said it cannot interfere with the proceedings pending at the lower court.
It will be in the interest of notice for the respondents to be put on notice.
Consequently the ex-parte application refused and the motion on notice set down for hearing on September 29
Justice Armed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, in another ruling just delivered, refused a similar application by Saraki.
He adjourned to September 30 for the hearing of the substantive suit by Saraki, challenging the competence of charge before the CCT and the preliminary objection filed by the CCT, Code of Conduct Tribunal and Federal Ministry of Justice.
Justice Mohammed held that, in view of the constitutional and radical nature of the issues raised in the respondents’ objection, it was reasonable for the court not to waste time on interlocutory applications.