Judiciary-Poetry-Logo
JPoetry

AGENCIES WITH STATUTORY POWERS TO INVESTIGATE CANNOT BE RESTRAINED BY LITIGATION

Dictum

In respect of agencies, the courts have held that agencies vested with statutory powers to investigate, say, crimes cannot be restrained or arm-twisted by litigation to prevent them from exercising their statutory powers. See Ewulo v. EFCC & Ors. [2015] LPELR-40912(CA). What more of the Minister! Courts have also generally cautioned against the issue of perpetual injunction divesting of the performance of statutory duty. See AG, Kwara State & anor v. Kolawole [2018] LPELR-44982(CA).

— B.B. Kanyip J. FG v. ASUU (2023) – NICN/ABJ/270/2022

Was this dictum helpful?

SHARE ON

FEDERAL HIGH COURT HAS JURISDICTION IN MATTERS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY

The very fact that the operation and interpretation of the provisions of the Constitution affecting the powers and functions of a Federal Government agency is the main subject of this case, the 1st Respondent, the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation as the Chief Law Officer of the entire Federation appointed under Section 150 of...

This content is for PAYMENT members only.
Login Join Now

ONCE PARTY IS A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY, ONLY FEDERAL HIGH COURT HAS JURISDICTION

In N.E.P.A. v Edegbero (2002) 18 NWLR (Pt. 798) p. 79, it has been held in decisions of this Court that by virtue of Section 251 (1) of the Constitution, once one of the parties is the Federal Government or any of its agencies, only the Federal High Court has jurisdiction to determine the suit. That is to say the Federal High Court has exclusive jurisdiction to entertain matters specified in Section 251 (1) (a) – (s) of the Constitution.

Was this dictum helpful?