Former Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, his two sons, Nnamdi and Tochuckwu, yesterday, filed a counter affidavit in opposition to an applicant’s motion for judicial review seeking to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate his actions as governor during his eight years tenure allegedly fraught with misappropriation of public funds and abuse of office.
The petition brought before a Federal High Court sitting in Enugu by the applicant, Mr. Ray Nnaji with Suit No. FH9/EN/94/WS7/2015 had the EFCC as first respondent, Code of Conduct Bureau second respondent, and Sullivan Chime as third respondent.
Others are, Chime’s sons, Nnamdi and Tochukwu, 4th, 5th respondents, Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, 6th respondent and former Chief of Staff to Chime, Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo as 7th respondent.
Addressing newsmen after the matter came up for mention,the applicant, Ray Nnaji revealed that Chime’s sons filed a counter affidavit and notice of preliminary objection, insisting that the petition lacks locus standi to maintain the suit.
“I had applied to EFCC to investigate Chime,his children and associates who squandered and cannibalized the state resources and properties by the virtue of the act establishing EFCC.
“EFCC seem to be dilly-dallying which prompted me to apply for judicial review with Order of Mandamus to compel them to do their public duty and for ICPC to release to Code of Conduct forms Chime filled before he became governor in 2007 to enable us determine the extent of cannibalization.
The matter was however adjourned to January 26 for hearing.