Barrister Osuagwu said this in reaction to summon by the Senate, mandating the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, to appear before its ethics and privileges.
In his reaction, Osuagwu in a chat on national issues with newsmen, said there is every likelihood that the Senate is not aware of its standing rules which barred the chamber from interfering in issues before the court.
He lamented that the summon on Buratai on the same issue currently before the National Industrial Court was an attempt make a mockery of the court.
“We must do well to save the hallowed chamber, and quickly remind them that by the provisions of the Standing Rules 2015 of the Senate, matters in court should not be entertained.
”Yet the Senate went ahead, usurping the powers of the Court and took up a matter of Employee Dismissal already before the National Industrial Court.
”This means the matter which the dismissed officer took to the Senate is
already in Court and subjudice. If the senate had done due diligence it would have realized this long ago”, the legal practitioner added.