TVC N. An FCT High Court sitting in Jabi has granted an exparte motion filed by the Department of State Services (DSS) to extend the detention of the Chairman of Capital Oil, Ifeanyi Ubah for a further period of 14 days.
Justice Yusuf Halilu in his ruling today held that it is only fair in the interest of justice that the DSS be allowed further time to conclude it’s investigation.
The judge also earlier dismissed a motion on notice brought by Ubah asking for the court to vacate it’s earlier exparte order granted on May 10 that allowed DSS to detain Ubah for 14 days.
The initial exparte order elapsed yesterday May 24 and counsel to DSS, G.O.A. Agbadua informed the court of a new motion exparte brought pursuant to Section 296(2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) asking for an order of the court to extend the detention of Ubah for a further period of 14 days.
He said this is because the DSS couldn’t conclude investigation within the earlier 14 days because it was discovered the investigation took on a wider dimension.