Embattled Labour Party National Treasurer Sues Party, demands Nullifications of her Suspension, Compels EFCC to probe Abure.



Labour Party

The National Treasurer of the Labour party, Ms. Oluchi Oparah, who has suspended by the National Working Committee, NWC, of the Party for six months, has instituted a legal action seeking to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe Abure and look at the party’s financial records and for the court to nullify her suspension.

According to reports, She she instituted the legal action on February 15, 2024 in Abuja.

In the suit, filed on her behalf by her lawyer, Emeka Etiaba, SAN, Okpara is also asking the court to nullify her six months suspension on the grounds that she wasn’t given fair hearing before the action was taken.

Her prayers are contained in an Originating summons with file number: FHC /ABj/CS/202/2024 dated February 15 2024.

Her legal counsel, Emeka Etiaba, SAN, had filed an action pursuant to order 3 rule 7 of the Federal High Court (civil procedure) rules, 2019 and under the inherent jurisdiction of “this honourable court,” his client is asking the court whether it is not  under the EFCC rules to investigate forgery.

In an accompanying affidavit deposed to by Oluchi Oparah, she said:  “I wrote a letter to the first Defendant, EFCC, bringing a formal petition dated February 14, 2024, against the national chairman of Labour party, Comrade Julius Abure, the 2nd Defendant in this suit for several grievous offences bordering on forgery, embezzlement of the 3rd Defendant’s funds, and abuse of office and failure to account for 3rd Defendant’s funds at his disposal. The letter is annexed as Exhibit A.”