A property developer, Mr Cecil Osakwe, has challenged the legality of a case brought against him by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
The AGF had in a charge accused Osakwe of electricity theft to the tune of N11m.
But Osakwe, through his lawyer, Mr Victor Giwa, accused the Ministry of Justice of harassing and intimidating his client.
During the proceedings before Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako, Osakwe challenged the legality of the task force that investigated the process leading to the filing of the charges against him.
According to him, the task force is unknown by law.
Osakwe had through counsel filed a motion seeking to stay the arraignment on the ground that the special investigative task force on electricity set up by the Attorney General of the Federal, AGF, and Minister of Justice was unlawful.
He drew the attention of the court to a pending suit challenging the legality of the panel that investigated his client and appealed to the court for stay proceedings pending the determination of the suit.