A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday adjourned judgment in a suit filed by a former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, seeking enforcement of her fundamental right.

The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, informed parties that the judgment was not ready due to the workload of court.

He, therefore, fixed judgment for Feb. 17, noting that the 90 days stipulation for delivery of judgment had not elapsed.

Justice Abang had on Dec. 1, 2015 adjourned the case for judgment, after counsel representing parties adopted their written addresses before the court.
The applicant had filed the suit in August 2015, seeking enforcement of her fundamental rights as guaranteed under the constitution.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Inspector- General of Police are joined as respondents in the suit.

On Aug. 26, 2015, during the court's vacation, the vacation judge, Justice Mohammed Yunusa, had issued an order of interim injunction, restraining the defendants from taking any action pending the final determination of the suit.
In the suit, the applicant is seeking an order restraining the respondents from probing her over the purchase of two armoured BMW cars by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority under her watch in 2013.

The applicant averred that the respondents had planned to unleash repression on her, and try her on trumped up charges.
She is urging the court to restrain the defendants from persecuting and humiliating her under the guise of an anti-graft war.

Meanwhile, the AGF and EFCC had in a counter affidavit urged the court to dismiss the applicant's suit for lack of merit.
They described the applicant's claims as baseless and speculative, arguing that they could not be justified.

Adopting final addresses, counsel to the applicant, Mr Ajibola Oluyede, urged the court to grant the prayers of the applicant.
Meanwhile, counsel from the office of the AGF, Mr Tijani Gazali, while adopting his address, reminded the court of respondent's counter affidavit in opposition to the suit.

He had urged the court to dismiss the applicant's suit for lack of merit. (NAN)