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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Court Stops Imo Governor From Razing Down Minister's House


The Federal High Court, Owerri has restrained the Imo State Governor,
Owelle Rochas Okorocha and six other defendants in the case brought
before it by by former minister of Interior, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho from entering or encroaching for the purpose of demolishing, the property known and called No 6 Orlu
Road, Owerri pending the determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction filed by the plaintiff.

The order issued by the Presiding Judge of the Federal High Court, Hon
Justice A Lewis Alagoa on motion exparte contained in the suit filed
by Captain Iheanacho with Suit No: FHC/OW/CS/133/2016 in which he
through his Counsels K.C.O Njemanze, I Nnamdi Ohakwe Esq, and K.I.
Uduma sought the order of court stopping the governor, and six other
defendants by themselves or through agents or proxies from tampering
with his property.

 The presiding judge also granted other reliefs sought by the plaintiff
which include granting leave to the plaintiff to serve and issue writ
of summons and other originating processes in the suit out of the
jurisdiction of the court at the Federal Capital Territory on the 1st
and 2nd defendants namely the Attorney General of the Federation and
Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) and Babatunde Fashola,
Minister of works, Power and Housing.

The court also agreed with the plaintiff and ordered that the writ of
summons for service on the 1st and 2nd defendant be issued as
concurrent write and marked as concurrent.

The court adjourned hearing on the matter to the 13th day of
September, 2016 when it will determine the motion on notice which was
filed simultaneously with the motion exparte.

PHOTO: Capt Emmanuel Iheanacho


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