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Court Adjourns Impeached Kogi Deputy Governor’s Suit till January 15th

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The State Excessive Court docket sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State capital on Monday adjourned listening to within the utility introduced by Simon Achuba over his impeachment because the deputy governor of the state.

  • Achuba is in search of to hitch the Clerk of the State Meeting as a co-defendant and for listening to on the originating summon.
  • Justice Richard Olorunfemi adjourned until January 15th as date to rule on whether or not the Clerk has locus standi to be joined within the matter and for the graduation of the listening to on the originating summon.

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Will probably be recalled that Achuba had challenged his impeachment by the Kogi State Meeting and hunted for reduction of the court docket to declare his impeachment as unlawful and to be reinstated because the rightful deputy governor of the state.

Of their submission, counsel to the impeached deputy governor, Jibrin Okutachi (SAN), in a 13-page counter affidavit, submitted that the court docket ought to discountenance the appliance by the Clerk, describing it as a breach of court docket order 11, rule 2, subsection four, and part 115 subsection four of the proof act.

Okutachi described the Clerk of the Home as an intruder. He additionally described his utility as a waste of the court docket’s time, geared in direction of irritating the claimant. He urged the trial choose to dismiss the appliance.

In response, counsel to the Clerk, Adetunde Oso described the Clerk because the custodian of document of the Meeting. He added that his in search of to be a celebration on the matter would assist clear the air on the reveals submitted by the claimant.

Justice Olorunfemi, in his ruling described the matter as one that’s time certain, including that he would be certain that the matter is disbursed with inside the time-frame.

He then adjourned the matter for ruling on the movement for joinder and listening to of the originating summons.

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