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MALLAM NASIR AHMED EL-RUFAI v. SENATE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY & ORS

(2014) JELR 36548 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/169/2010  •  31 Mar 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOSEPH TINE TUR JCA; MOORE A. A. ADUMEIN JCA; TINUADE AKOMOLAFE-WILSON JCA;

Judgement

MOORE A. A. ADUMEIN, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the final judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division per Honourable Justice M. G. Umar delivered on 11th March, 2010 in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/535/08 whereby the lower court dismissed the action of the Appellant on the ground that it was statute barred.

The appellant was the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory between June 2003 and May 2007. In response to several petitions written by members of the public against some of his official conduct, while in office. On 12/03/2008 there was a resolution of the Senate to conduct investigative public hearing on the activities in the Federal Capital Territory between 29th of May 1999 and 29th day of May 2007. A Senate Committee was thereafter inaugurated to conduct the investigative hearing. The appellant appeared before the Committee and made his oral and written presentation. The Joint Committee on the 10th day of July, 2008 submitted its report a…

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