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ALHAJI SANI ABUBAKAR DANLADI v. TARABA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY & ORS

(2014) JELR 36357 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.418/2013  •  21 Nov 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JSC; BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS JSC; KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC;

Judgement

NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA, JSC:(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal emanated from the proceedings of a panel set up by the Acting Chief Judge of Taraba State at the instance of the 1st Respondent to investigate allegation of gross misconduct against the appellant. Based on the report of the panel, the 1st Respondent removed the appellant from office as the Deputy Governor of Taraba State.

Appellant challenged his impeachment and removal from office in the High Court of Taraba State. The trial Court ruled against him.

He appealed to the Court of Appeal which court dismissed the appeal.

Appellant then further appealed to this court seeking the following reliefs:

"a. Allow the appeal.

b. Set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Yola Judicial Division in its entirety delivered on 19th July, 2013 which affirmed the judgment of the trial Court.

c. Set aside the judgment of the trial Court dismissing the appellant's Originating Summons.

d. Nullify the impeachment proceedings a…

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