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Appeal Court Sets Aside Ex-Bauchi Deputy Gov’s Judgement

| August 11, 2013 More

Symbol of Justice

By Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi

The Court of Appeal sitting in Jos has set aside the judgement of the Bauchi State High Court which reinstated the erstwhile Deputy Governor of the State, Muhammad Garba Gadi, asking him to pay the sum of N30, 000 as cost to the appellants in the case.

The judgement of the Appeal Court presided over by Justices Oyebisi Folayemi, Ibrahim Shata Boliya and Peter Olabisi Ige, was delivered  following the appeal against the judgement of the Bauchi State High Court delivered on the 25th of June, 2010 which declared the removal of the then deputy governor,  Gadi,  as unconstitutional, null and void. The judgement copies of which was made available to newsmen in Bauchi by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ishola Michael Adeyemi, read in part; “Three issues were placed before the Court of Appeal. All three issues were resolved in favour of the appellants, in order words, the appeal succeeded.”

The Court of Appeal also stated that, “the judgement of the Bauchi State High Court delivered on the 25th day of June 2010 is hereby set aside. Respondent, (Alh. Garba Gadi) shall pay costs of N30, 000 in favour of the appellants.”

The implication of the Court of Appeal is that all the orders made by the Bauchi State High Court at the end of the trial in Bauchi have been set aside; the seven – man panel and the process of the removal of Gadi have been declared to be valid, proper and lawful.

Category: Bauchi State News

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