Aggrieved by the suspension of their representative, Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, from the House of Representatives, electorates of Bebeji/Kiru federal constituency, have taken the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, House of Representatives and the House Clerk to court.
Jibrin was suspended from the lower federal legislature for 180 days for his role in the alleged padding of the 2016 budget.
Counsel to the aggrieved party, Barrister Bashir Muhammad Muqaddam, briefed journalists, yesterday, in Kano, after filing the case at the Federal High Court, Court 2.
Twenty nine constituents from Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency in Kano state have dragged the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, to court over suspension of their member, Alhaji Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa.
Addressing a press conference in Kano on Friday at NUJ secretariat, Counsel to the plaintiff’s, Mr. Bashir Muqaddam, said the court had fixed December 20, 2016 for mentioning.
Barrister Muqaddam said the plaintiffs were challenging the legality of the suspension, saying Jibrin’s suspension was political witch-hunt.
“The plaintiffs wanted a court interpretation […]