Absence of Judge Stalled Hearing of Nyako’s Suit

October 17, 2014.


By: Ibrahim Olalekan

The suit seeking to reinstate the “impeached” Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako was stalled yesterday due to the absence of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The Nation newspaper report revealed that the suit was earlier slated for judgment, but the judge suspended it in order to hear a fresh application brought by one of the defendants.

But hearing could not go on Thursday as the judge was said to be away.  Litigants’ lawyers were given the impression the judge could still sit, but they waited in vain.

It was later learnt that Justice Abang travelled to Abuja on official duty.

Other cases listed for hearing in the court also suffered the same fate, as they were all adjourned.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that hearing has been fixed for Friday.