Another Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has given a preservatory order restraining the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) from investigating the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
The order by Justice J.T. Tsoho in a suit filed by Mr. Sanusi through his counsel, Kola Awodehin (SAN), was made today, about 24 hours after another Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Justice Ibrahim Buba ordered the Federal Government to return his seized passport to him, with N50 Million damages and public apology
The two judgement, coming a sequence, have been big relief for the embattled CBN Governor, who was suspended by President Goodluck Jonathan on allegations of fraud leveled against him by the FRCN.
Sanusi, who continues to proclaim his innocence, had earlier shunned the FRCN’s invitation to appear before it on March 27.
Justice Tsoho’s judgement effectively bars FRCN from investigating Sanusi and the CBN pending the determination of the substantive suit.
The State Security Service (SSS) had wanted to rope the former CBN Boss to Boko Haram, alleging that he was one of the sponsors of the deadly group.