A Federal High Court sitting in Kano State has fixed November 28 for further mention in the case between lecturers of Bayero University, Kano and President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor.
The lecturers had on October 8, 2014, dragged President Goodluck Jonathan, the National Assembly, CAN President and four others before the court over the use of a private aircraft confirmed to belong to Pastor Oritsejafor to smuggle $9.5m to South Africa to allegedly purchase military hardware to be used in the war against insurgency.
During the court sitting yesterday, the plaintiffs, Dr. Sa’idu Ahmad Dukawa, Dr. Salisu Shehu, Isa Ibrahim Garba, Kamilu Hassan Kwatawa, Umar Jibrin Gwandu and Professor Ishaq Akintola of Lagos State University, through their counsel, Barrister Audu Bukarti Bulama, filed a motion with six others supported with 14 paragraphs seeking the court to grant their motion to issue the defendants a summons to appear before the court.
One of the motions also urged the court to grant their prayer to appoint DHL Express to serve as bailiff for issuance of the originating process to the defendants.
The presiding judge, Justice Fatu Riman granted the applications and adjourned the matter to November 28 for further mention.