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Unguided Utterance: Court Dismisses Bulkachuwa’s Suit Against ICPC, DSS, Others

Unguided Utterance: Court Dismisses Bulkachuwa’s Suit Against ICPC, DSS, Others

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, dismissed the suit filed by Sen. Adamu Bulkachuwa seeking to stop the ICPC from investigating him over the comment he made during the valedictory session of the 9th National Assembly (NASS).

Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, held that the suit lacked merit and ought to be dismissed.

Justice Ekwo said that Bulkachuwa, being a lawmaker, ought to understand the implication of the statement that he made on the floor of the Senate.

According to him, the legislative immunity that the plaintiff (Bulkachuwa) claims in this case does not avail him.

Bulkachuwa had sued the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), the NASS clerk, State Security Service, ICPC and the Nigeria Police Force as 1st to 5th defendants respectively.

The plaintiff asked the court to declare that he “is covered, privileged, and protected by the parliamentary immunity as enshrined in Section 1 of the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act 2017 and freedom of speech and expression made thereto is privileged.”

Unguided Utterance: Court Dismisses Bulkachuwa’s Suit Against ICPC, DSS, Others

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