A medical physician based mostly in the UK, Dr. Reuben Obaro and spouse, Mrs. Ayodele Obaro on Tuesday, dragged the Impartial Corrupt Practices and different associated offences Fee (ICPC) earlier than a federal excessive courtroom over what they termed malicious trial on corruption.
The couple had been arraigned on an eighth rely cost bordering on corruption, misappropriation amongst others however Justice Anthony Ebong of a Excessive Court docket of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) dismissed the case.
The choose dismissed the ICPC case in opposition to the couple with the ruling that the fee acted in dangerous religion in submitting the costs in opposition to the famend medical practitioners.
After dragging the fee to the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja courtroom on Tuesday, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu fastened Might 25 for point out of their swimsuit in opposition to ICPC.
The choose fastened the date for point out following affirmation that the fifth defendant within the matter has not been served with the courtroom processes.
When the matter was known as, plaintiff’s counsel, Professor Joachim Amupitan, SAN knowledgeable the courtroom that the Lawyer Basic of the Federation (AGF) and three different defendants have been served with writ of summons and different processes on February 24, 2021.
The senior lawyer nonetheless added that the fifth defendant was but to be served and that he’ll take steps to do the needful.
Nonetheless earlier than granting adjournment into the grasp, the Choose drew Amupitan’s consideration to the truth that the writ of summons was issued out on December 17, 2020 and can develop into invalid if not served by March 17, 2021 as stipulated by legislation.
The choose subsequently fastened Might 25 for the report of service on the fifth defendant and for the point out of the swimsuit.