Court Restrains Reps On Infectious Diseases Bill

A Federal High Court In Abuja Has Ordered The House Of Representatives To Maintain Status Quo On The Infectious Diseases Bill Which Has Passed Second Reading.

Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu While Ruling On An Ex Parte Application  Also Summoned The Speaker Of The House, Femi Gbajabiamila, The Attorney-General Of The Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN, The Inspector-General Of Police, Mohammed Adamu, As Well As The Clerk Of The National Assembly To Appear Before The Court.

Senator Dino Melaye Brought The Fundamental Rights Enforcement Suit Through His Counsel, Nkemakolam Okoro, Asking The Court To Declare That The Bill Constitutes A Gross Abuse Of, And Is Likely To Infringe Upon His Fundamental Rights If Eventually Passed Into Law.

The Bill Was Moved On The Floor Of The House Of Representatives Presided Over By The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila On April 28, 2020. It Passed First And Second Readings. The Court Fixed May 20 For Hearing Of The Matter.

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