Things don’t look good for Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa as the Federal High Court has trashed his petition seeking ICPC and the DSS from probing his controversial statements.
Senator Bulkachwa had filed a suit seeking to ban the ICPC and the DSS from probing his statement at the floor of the National Assembly asserting to influencing verdicts by his wife who is a Judge.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja has dismissed the suit filed by Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa.
The suit which sought to stop the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Department of State Services (DSS) from probing was dismissed for lack of merit.
Senator Bulkachuwa had said his Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa had affirmed to using his wife to legally aide his friends during her time as President of the the Court of Appeal.
In his verdict, Justice Ekwo stated that a federal lawmaker should have been aware of the consequences of such utterances.
According to him, the legislative immunity that Bulkachuwa claims in this case does not avail him.
The Judge held that it is only when a law enforcement agency breaches the fundamental rights of a citizen in the process of carrying out their statutory function that a cause of action could be said to have arisen.
Justice Ekwo said the utterance made by Bulkachuwa on the floor of the Debate on June 10 was not covered by Section 39(1) of the 1999 Constitution.
According to the Court, the clear words of Section 39 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) does not give anyone the liberty to make statements without caution.