Justice Ahmed Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday withdrew from a suit by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, against the Code of Conduct tribunal and the Code of Conduct Bureau.
The judge further directed that the case file should be returned to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court , Justice Ibrahim Auta, for re-assignment to another judge on the grounds of what he described as negative reports on the case.
At the resumed hearing of the matter yesterday, Justice Mohammed expressed displeasure over media reports that he ordered the CCB and the CCT to stop the prosecution of Saraki, adding that the reports have already created a negative opinion in the mind of many Nigerians.
The judge had two weeks ago while granting the ex- parte application by Saraki, directed the CCB and the CCT to appear before him on September 21, 2015 and show cause why the interim injunction sought by the Senate President should not be granted.
Justice Mohammed also directed the plaintiff to serve the respondents with the court processes and the hearing notice.
Saraki had in the ex -parte application, urged the court to restrain the respondents and their agents from taking any further step in arraignment or preferring a charge against him, pending the determination of the substantive suit.