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Court sustains order barring electricity tariff increase

01 March 2016, 17:04

Lagos - Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos has renewed the order barring the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) from increasing electricity tariff.

He said the order that parties maintain status quo ante bellum subsists.

He spoke while delivering ruling on a contempt proceedings initiated by activist-lawyer, Toluwani Adebiyi, against NERC chairman and Chief Executives of Distribution Companies (DISCOs).

Justice Idris first made the order last May, but while the suit was pending, NERC announced the tariff hike.

Also read: Power firms call Senate's bluff, vow to effect tariff increase

NERC’s lawyer, Anthony Idigbe (SAN), and others said they were not personally served with the Form 48 (notice of consequence of disobedience of court order).

Justice Idris agreed with the respondents and held that Adebiyi issued Form 49 (a formal application for committal to prison of a person who refuses to obey an order) without properly serving the alleged contemnors with the Form 48.

He however, said NERC and the DISCOs are still liable to be held in contempt should they continue to violate the order.

Source: Nation

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