• Judge orders ‘out-of-court settlement’ for FUTO land

    Judge orders ‘out-of-court settlement’ for FUTO land

    A High Court sitting in Owerri, and presided over by Justice Sabinus Ifeanyi Opara, has ordered the parties in the disputed 4,500 hectares of land within the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) to ‘settle the case out of court’.

    The court threatened to commit any defaulter including the 10 host communities and the state government and FUTO officials to prison, in the case of contempt.

    In an order in a suit number 772/2013, issued on September 8, 2016, the court in […]