The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has described the judgment of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja that sacked the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, as a rape of democracy and miscarriage of justice.
The appellant court, which restored the mandate of Governor Ikpeazu as the duly elected governor of Abia State, also set aside the judgment of Justice Okon Abang delivered on June 27, 2016.
The Court held: “From whatever angle one looks at the judgment of […]
Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, this morning filed a notice of appeal and application for stay of execution at the Court of Appeal in Abuja against the ruling of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court.
Justice Abang had yesterday sacked Ikpeazu from office after his main contender during the state’s PDP primary in 2014, Uche Ogah, proved to the court that Ikpeazu presented fake tax clearance during the gubernatorial
Report gathered that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday morning dismissed the appeal brought by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki against his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.
The Appeal Court, which dismissed the argument of Saraki that the CCT was not a court of competent jurisdiction to handle the criminal charges preferred against him, ruled that, “The CCT is a court of criminal jurisdiction, albeit limited jurisdiction.”
The three-man panel of judges led by Moore […]
Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, has filed an appeal to contest his arrest order, given via a ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, on Friday.
The tribunal had ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, to arrest and produce him on Monday, September 21.
However, Senator Saraki, who appealed through his counsel, Joseph Daudu, stated that the tribunal acted without jurisdiction and also erred in law by assuming jurisdiction over the criminal trial of the appellant at the Code of Conduct […]