Claimant urges Abuja High Court to send Wike to prison

A claimant in an Abuja High Court case asked that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike and the Director of the Federal Capital Development Authority, Mukhtar Galadima be committed to prison for disobeying court orders.

The court action (suit No. FCT / HC/1718/2019) initiated by claimant Mac-Jeam International Enterprises Limited against defendants Toub Associates Limited and Theophilus Ubani, also named Wike and the FCT Authority, represented by Galadima, as defendants.

In a legal document titled “Notice of the Consequences of Disobedience to Court,” the defendants were explicitly warned to adhere to the court order.

Likewise, in another legal notice, the defendants were put on alert that they must provide reasons why an order of attachment should not be issued, pursuant to Order IX, Rule 13 of the Sheriffs and Civil Process Act, CAP. 551 LFN, 2024.

As the case resumed for hearing, the applicants are expected to petition the court for “an order for committal to prison of the 3rd and 4th defendants/contemnors, represented by Nyesom Wike and Mukhtar Galadima, for having disobeyed the order of this court made on the 18th day of October 2023 enjoining and restraining them from tampering with the rest of this matter pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”

The matter was an offshoot of demolition activities in Abuja.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *