A Federal Capital Territory High Court presided over by Justice Mohammed Madugu has ordered that committal processes be served on Mahmoud Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, and Chief Victor Oye through their lawyers.

The court equally fixed September 11, for hearing of the motion seeking jail terms for Yakubu and Oye for disobeying court order.

The committal charge emanated from a suit marked: FCT/HC/CV/4068/2023), filed in April 2023, by Otunba Camaru Lateef Ogidan (National Vice Chairman, South West Geopolitical Zone, APGA) and Mustapha Rabiu (National Welfare Officer) against Chief Victor Oye.

At a resumed sitting weekend, Michael Ajara, counsel for the Plaintiffs/Applicants applied for leave of court to move the committal application.

But Barr. Victor Agunzi, counsel for Oye opposed, saying that no committal application was served on them.

He said the newspaper publications for substituted service served on them were not readable, arguing that one of the newspapers was not a national daily.

“As it stands, we have not been served with that motion for committal” Oye’s lawyer argued.
Abdulazeez Sani SAN, who represented INEC Chairman said the application was not ripe for hearing having been served on them on July 13, and that he has 7 days to react.


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