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A high Court in Kogi State,   sitting in Lokoja yesterday Tuesday stopped the judicial commission of inquiry instituted the state government to probe the past administrations from further sitting. 

The court asked the parties to maintain the status quo pending the determination of the motion seeking an injunction to restrain the commission from probing the administrations of former governors Ibrahim Idris and Idris Wada. 
Wada had filed an application for injunction alongside the originating summons to restrain the judicial commission of inquiry from further sitting pending the determination of the substantive suit. 
Justice Henry Olusuyi, while ruling on the application for adjournment brought the Attorney General of the state, Mohammed Ibrahim, who announced his appearance for Governor Yahaya Bello, urged the parties to maintain the status quo.
Counsel to Governor Bello had, at the resumed hearing of the suit filed Wada challenging the constitution of a probe panel, prayed the court for more time to allow him study the brief. 
He appealed to the court for a short adjournment to enable him file his reply and counter affidavit to the application the plaintiff. 
But counsel to the former governor, Chief Chris Uche, objected to the application, arguing that he was out of time to make such pleadings. 
He said on the face of the papers filed and served on the respondents, it was clearly stated that the motion for injunction would be taken on Tuesday. 
Olusuyi granted the prayer of Wada’s counsel and adjourned sitting to December 15, 2016 to enable the respondents filed their papers and prevent them from being shut out. 
He, however, ordered the parties to the suit to maintain status quo.  

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