- October 11, 2018
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: National News
High Court in Abuja has granted the federal government permission to serve criminal charges on Deputy Senate President, Ike EKweremadu, and Senator Representing representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District, Bassey Albert Akpan for allegedly refusing to declare their assets before the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the recovery of public property.
Justice Binta Nyako gave the order on Wednesday following a complaint from the government’s counsel, Celsus Ukpong, that Ekwerewadu had been evading the service of the criminal charges on him.
Also arguing an ex-parte motion before Justice John Tsoho, also of the Federal High Court, Abuja the state counsel Ukpong prayed the court for an order permitting the state to temporarily take over two buildings traced to senator Bassey Akpan pending the investigation of allegations of false asset declaration against him.
Meanwhile the court has fixed October 22 for hearing on Ekweremadu’s case and November 19 for senator Akpan’s case.