A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the arrest of Edison Ehie, the chief of staff to Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State, less than two days after Mr Ehie was sworn into office.

Justice Emeka Nwite gave the order on Wednesday, following an ex-parte application brought by the Inspector-General of Police.

Mr Ehie is accused of being involved in the 29 October 2023 arson at the Rivers House of Assembly complex, Port Harcourt, which occurred during an attempt by some lawmakers to initiate an impeachment proceeding against Governor Fubara.

The court also issued a warrant of arrest against five others – Jinjiri Bala, Happy Benedict, Progress Joseph, Adokiye Oyagiri and Chibuike Peter, also known as Rambo – over the same accusation.

February 1, 2024

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