Justice Ahmed Mohammed of an Abuja Federal High Court has granted the Kingdom Human Rights Foundation (KHRF) the leave to proceed with its suit seeking the immediate sack and arrest of Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi and his alleged accomplice, the Minister of Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu.
It would be recalled that both ministers (Amaechi and Onu) were named by Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court as attempting to influence court judgements of some election cases between 2015 and 2016.
The Justices made the allegations in two separate letters addressed to the then Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed.
Ngwuta and Okoro further alleged that it was their refusal to comply with the ministers requests that led to their persecution by the President Muhammadu-led government.
It was this allegation that prompted the KHRF to approach the Federal High Court to seek an order of mandamus, compelling the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and prosecute Amaechi and Onu.
The KHRF had, on October 31, filed the suit against Amaechi, Onu, DSS, EFCC and President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group further sought an order to compel President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Amaechi and Onu as ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Justice Mohammed, in an enrolled order dated December 1, granted the KHRF the leave proceed with the suit.