Federal High Court Fixes Oct 21 For Jibrin’s Suit

Abdulmumuni Jibrin
Abdulmumuni Jibrin


October 21 has been fixed by a Federal High Court in Abuja for the hearing of a suit filed by embattled House of Representatives member, Abdulmumin Jibrin,‎ who is challenging his suspension from the House.

The former Chairman of the Appropriation Committee, House of Representatives was suspended on Wednesday by members of the house for 180 legislative days.

The lawmaker from Kano filed his suit during the concluded vacation of the Federal High Court, but he could not get it heard by Justice Okon Abang, due to the plaintiff’s failure to first seek and obtain leave of the court for the hearing of the‎ case during the period.

The case was reassigned to Justice John Tsoho when the court resumed from ‎vacation and the matter was fixed for Friday for mention.

Jibrin’s lawyer, Mr. Mohammed Abdulhamid, on Friday informed the judge that the House of Representatives had, by going ahead to suspend his client ‘overreached’ his client’s motion filed before the court to seek an order restraining the House from carrying out the suspension.

Justice Tsoho said since the day’s business was for the mention of the case, he would prefer to adjourn it till October 21 for the hearing of all pending motions.

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