Just today being 20th Monday March, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has said he will not be honouring the invitation of the Senate tomorrow Wednesday March 22nd.The Customs’ boss Ali, was asked to reappear before the senate tomorrow after he failed to appear at the house last week Thursday in his uniform.
Recently, a lawyer identified as Mohammed Ibrahim, had filed a suit at the Abuja Division of the Fedral High Court against the Customs boss over his refusal to wear the Customs uniform. After meeting with Buhari at the state house today, he said he has a case in court to answer and so he won’t avail himself in the senate tomorrow. Read what he said below….
“The case is in court already. Somebody has sued us. I have gotten my writ of summons and they said status quo ante should remain; which means nothing should be done until the court makes a pronouncement. A private individual sued all of us; he wants an interpretation of the section that is in contention. I don’t want to talk so that I am not held in contempt of court.”