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Centenary city: Court refuses to quash Anyim, others’ indictment

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed a suit seeking an order to quash the House of Representatives’ report which indicted the immediate past Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, and others over their roles in the Centenary City project in Abuja.

Delivering judgment in the suit filed by the Centenary City Plc, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, held that the allegation of denial of fair hearing by the House Committee on Federal Capital Territory during the proceedings leading to the report was not cogent enough to warrant the quashing of the report.

The suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/258/2017, was filed on March 29, 2017 against the House of Representatives and the then Chairman of the House Committee on FCT, Mr. Herman Hembe, who was recently sacked as a legislator by the Supreme Court.

While summarising the facts leading to the suit, Justice Dimgba noted that the plaintiff, Centenary City Project, believed “the House of Representatives’ dim view of the project and the adverse conclusions and recommendations on same were not accidental but were all orchestrated by the second defendant (Hembe).”

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