FEDERAL Capital Territory
High Court in Abuja,
yesterday fixed this week
Friday for judgment in a
suit instituted by a former
governor of Adamawa State,
Murtala Nyako, against the
Chief Judge of the Federal
High Court, Justice Ibrahim
Nyako sued Justice Auta over
alleged wrongful transfer of
his (Nyako’s) suit challenging
his impeachment in July 2014
from Yola Division of the
Federal High Court, where
it had been scheduled for
judgment, to Bauchi Division.
The plaintiff is seeking
an order of mandamus
compelling Justice Auta to
return the case file to Justice
Bilikisu Aliyu of the Yola
Division of the Federal High
Court, so that the reserved
judgment of the court can be
Justice Auta did not file any
defence in the suit.
The presiding judge, Justice
Ishaq Bello, after hearing
Nyako’s lawyer, Mr. Olukoya
Ogungbeje, on March 25, 2015,
had adjourned the matter for
judgment three times.
Justice Bello, who first
fixed April 13 for judgment
subsequently adjourned again
till yesterday.
But the Judge yesterday
again fixed Friday for the
Nyako is with the
fundamental rights
enforcement suit, which he
is seeking its transfer to Yola
Division of the Federal High
Court, is challenging his
removal from office in July

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