BREAKING!!! MMM BAN: LAWYER DRAGS REPS, EFCC, IGP OTHERS TO FEDERAL HIGH COURT






Following the recent ban of MMM activities by the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives and its directive to the EFCC and Police to arrest all the promoters of the scheme, The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja is to hear an Originating Summons by an Abuja based Legal Practitioner, BARRISTER JOHNMARY CHUKWUKASI JIDEOBI, (barring any last minute change of plan) against the Federal House of Representatives.

Joined as Defendants in the suit are the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation, The National Assembly, the EFCC and the Inspector-General of the Federation. The Lawyer wants the Court to determine the following questions of law;

1. Whether having regard to the plenitude and latitude of the legislative powers bestowed on the National Assembly of Nigeria by section 4 of the Amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the resolution of either of the Legislative chambers of the Senate and Federal House of Representatives has the force of law binding on any authority or person throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria?

2. If the answer to question number one (1) above is rendered in the negative, whether the Resolution of the 2nd Defendant on the 9th November, 2016 purportedly banning the promotion of the activities of Mavrodi Monrodi Moneybox scheme otherwise known as MMM and further directing the 3rd and 4th Defendant to effect the arrest of the promoters is not ultra-vires of its legislative powers and therefore a nullity.

Against the answers that may rendered to the above questions of law, the Plaintiff claims against the Defendants as follows
1. A declaration of this Honourable Court that the Resolution of the 2nd Defendant on the 9th November, 2016 purportedly banning the promotion of the activities of Mavrodi Monrodi Moneybox scheme otherwise known as MMM and further directing the 3rd and 4th Defendant to effect the arrest of the promoters cannot amount to a criminal legislation as it is ultra-vires the legislative competence of the 2nd Defendant regard being had to the Constitutional processes of law-making which were not adhered to by the 2nd Defendant.

2. AN ORDER of this Honourable Court setting aside the Resolution of the said 2nd Defendant passed on the 9th November, 2016 and every other directives therein contained as same is unconstitutional not being a an Act of the National Assembly capable of commanding obedience from any authority or persons throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

3. AN ORDER of this Honourable Court restraining the 1st, 3rd and 4th Defendants either by themselves, their agents, assigns and privies from giving any effect to the Resolution passed by the 2nd Defendant on the 9th November, 2016 same having been set aside by this Honourable Court.
4. ANY OTHER ORDER OR ORDERS as this Honourable Court may deem fit to grant regard being had to the entire circumstances of this case.

Recall that the House of Representatives has warned Nigerians to desist from investing in the Mavrodi Monrodi Moneybox scheme popularly known as MMM or risk loss of their funds. The call was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Saheed Akinade-Fajabi (Oyo-APC) at plenary on Wednesday, 9th November, 2016 in Abuja.



BREAKING!!! MMM BAN: LAWYER DRAGS REPS, EFCC, IGP OTHERS TO FEDERAL HIGH COURT BREAKING!!! MMM BAN: LAWYER DRAGS REPS, EFCC, IGP OTHERS TO FEDERAL HIGH COURT Reviewed by David Brunt on Thursday, December 01, 2016 Rating: 5

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