Court Strikes Out Jibrin’s Suit Against National Assembly

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THE federal high court, Abuja, on Friday, October 21, struck out the suit of Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, challenging his suspension from the House.

Justice John Tsoho, presiding judge, struck out the matter after Chukwuma Nwachukwu, counsel to Jibrin, told the court that his client had filed a notice of discontinuance.

During the hearing, Nwachukwu told the court that there was a notice of discontinuance filed on October 11, urging the court to discontinue the matter.

Kalu Onuoha, counsel to the House of Representatives, did not oppose the application, but asked for a cost of N200,000 for the processes filed by them. However, Tsoho declined the N200,000 cost request, saying that the defendants were “strong institution and personality.”

Jibrin, a lawmaker from Kano State, was on September 29, suspended by the House of Representatives for 180 legislative days.

The embattled legislator’s suit seeking to stop the House was still pending in court.

—  Oct 31, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT

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