ABUJA—EMBATTLED former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, yesterday, challenged the power of an Abuja High Court sitting at Apo, to try him for alleged fraud.

Bankole who went before the high court with an application seeking to quash the entire criminal charge against him, maintained that no court has the power to try him over any action he performed while exercising his powers as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

In an application he filed through his lead counsel, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, the former Speaker relied on provisions of the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act and the National Assembly Service Commission Act, to insist that he was immuned from prosecution, even as he contended that there was no evidence to sustain any of the 17-count charge against him.

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I do not know how an irresponsible person like Bankole found his way into leader ship position in this country, he is not telling Nigerians that he did not commit those offence , but only playing with the sentitivty of 150 million persons hear him no court has the power to try him is he above the rule of law? this same looter spent 52 billion in two years on foreign tour amid the excruciating level of poverty in this country.
Our God pass them, what goes round come's round. The pay back period is awaiting them.
May be he will be tried in heaven.  How can a sane man say the courts of the land cannot try him over the crime (s) he committed in the same land? Bankole is a disappointment to millions of Nigerian youths, who looked before now idolized him.

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