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Kogi judiciary asks court to set aside House of Assembly resolution


The judiciary in Kogi State yesterday approached the High Court sitting in Koton-Karfe seeking nullification of the April 2 resolution of the House of Assembly that recommended the sack of the Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah. The motion was filed by Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) leading 11 other lawyers, including five Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), on behalf of the claimants, Justice Ajanah and Chief Registrar of the state High Court, Alhaji Yahaya Adamu.

He indicated that the motion on notice was brought pursuant to Order 11, Rules 1 and 2 of Kogi State High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2006 to counter the action of the assembly in defying the court order in the impasse between the legislature and the executive arms.

The motion has Kogi assembly, the speaker (Bello Abdullahi), chairman of the ad hoc committee, the governor and the attorney-general as defendants.The claimants in the motion contended that the assembly defied the pendency of suit no. HC/KK/11CV/2018 and the interim injunction of the court to have sat and issued a resolution in respect of the matter.They prayed for an order of the court nullifying and setting aside the resolution purportedly passed by the house at its April 2, 2019 plenary in defiance of the pendency of the suit.

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