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Nyako’s suit returned to Chief Judge

24 April 2015, 11:21

Adamawa - A suit filed by a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, to challenge his impeachment from office in July 2014 has been sent from the Bauchi Division of the Federal High Court to the Chief Judge of the FHC, Justice Ibrahim Auta, Punch reports.

Nyako, through the suit which was originally filed in the Yola Division of the Federal High Court, seeks an order returning him to office before his second term tenure would expire on May 29.

Justice Auta had withdrawn the case from Justice Bilikisu Aliyu of the Yola Division of the Federal High Court where the matter was originally filed, and transferred it to the Bauchi Division of the court.

Also read: EFCC declares Nyako, son wanted

Nyako, through his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, filed an application asking for the transfer of the case to Yola, on the grounds that the Bauchi Division lacked jurisdiction to hear the suit.

However, in his ruling on Thursday, Justice Umar agreed that his court lacked jurisdiction to hear the suit, but refused to transfer the case to Yola as prayed by Nyako.

Instead the judge returned the case file to Justice Auta.

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