Court orders IG to produce INEC chairman on Aug. 14

By Editor on 08/08/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 629

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered the Inspector General of Police to produce the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in court on August 14.

Justice Stephen Pam gave the order after Mr Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, counsel to Yakubu told the court that he did not know where his client was.

It will be recalled that the court had on August 1, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Yakubu for “flagrant disobedience of court orders.’’

According to Pam, the bench warrant issued for the arrest of Yakubu has not been vacated and still subsists.

The IG is hereby ordered to enforce it by bringing him to court on the next adjourned date.

He adjourned the matter until August 14 for continuation of committal proceedings.

Earlier, Awomolo told the court that he had written a letter to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, asking that the matter be transferred to another judge.

Awomolo further told the court that he had filed three appeals in respect to three different rulings delivered by Justice Pam on the matter.

He asked the court for an adjournment to allow the chief judge reassign the matter to another judge.

Mr Gordy Uche, SAN, counsel to Mr Ejike Oguebego, the plaintiff in the matter, however, opposed the application for an adjournment on the grounds that there was no basis for adjournment.

Uche told the court that although Awomolo had written to seek the disqualification of the judge, the letter was not copied to him or the judge as he was only just informing the court.

He submitted that the judge could not act on the letter since there had been no directive from the chief judge for him to act on the letter.

 

Uche also argued that it was a special court constituted with a fiat to hear the contempt charge within a specific timeline.

According to him, “as at today, the fiat has not been withdrawn and in spite of Awomolo’s letter, there has been no order from the chief judge directing Justice Pam to stop sitting on the matter.’’

It would be recalled that the contempt charges were brought against the INEC chairman by Oguebego for his refusal to recognise him as Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party in Anambra.

This was in compliance with a Supreme Court judgment of Dec. 2014.

Justice Pam had on July 5 and July 10 ordered Yakubu to appear in court and show cause why he should not be sent to prison for contempt of court.

Following his failure to appear in court on both occasions, the judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest on August 1.

Posted 08/08/2018 9:46:48 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
IImmigration Service confirms Sen. Dino Melaye’s arrest

2019: PDP screens Atiku, Mark, Saraki, Tambuwal, others...

Atiku speaks on success of PDP rally in...

Atiku vows to reduce fuel price, Says Buhari,...

PDP queries President Buhari’s stopover in London

Buhari asked us to focus on northern Nigeria,...

Nnamdi Kanu is in Abaribe’s custody, FG tells...

Biafra: Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

PDP convention: Uche Secondus elected party’s National Chairman...

Brides abandon wedding receptions for final exams

Don’t parade yourself as monarch without symbols of...

Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others should apologise to Jonathan,...

 

Latest News Economy in bad shape, tougher times ahead – Pres. Buhari Osinbajo blames PDP for poor economy VP debate: You can’t shutdown economy to fight corruption – Peter Obi tells FG 2019 presidency: Court sacks Donald Duke, declares Jerry Gana as SDP flag bearer Anambra FRSC boss dies in auto crash INEC, PDP disagree over alleged 3,000 illegal polling units Anambra South: Court sacks APGA Senatorial candidate, nullifies primary election result Presidency endorses 65-year retirement age for teachers Buhari signs peace pact as Atiku claims he was denied invitation Dozie Ikedife is dead, to be buried today Man, 35, commits suicide after strangling his four children to death Ugwuanyi bags Grassroots Development Governor of the Year award

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (7,237 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (5,953 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (5,651 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (5,122 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (5,024 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (4,160 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (3,971 views) Prince Arthur Eze canvasses support for Buhari, Ugwuanyi (3,965 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (3,899 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (3,878 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (3,874 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (3,833 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (710) EDITORIAL (6) POLITICS (396) SOCIETY (104) SPORTS (13) BUSINESS (231) HEALTH (16) EDUCATION (19) INTERNATIONAL (30) ENTERTAINMENT (8) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (10)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands