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SANI v. KOGI STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY & ORS

(2021) JELR 106881 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.1179/2019  •  5 Feb 2021  •  Nigeria

Coram
OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JSC HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU JSC ABDU ABOKI JSC

Judgement

ABDU ABOKI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the decision of the of the Court of Appeal, holden at Abuja, delivered on the 28th of August, 2019, staying the execution of the Ruling of the trial High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The facts leading to this appeal, can be summarized as follows:

The Appellant herein, instituted a suit at the High Court of Kogi State, Lokoja, against the Respondents, wherein judgment was delivered on the 29th of June 2017. The 1st Respondent herein, dissatisfied with the part of the judgment setting aside the suspension of the Appellant from the 1st Respondent (i.e, the Kogi State House of Assembly), appealed to the Court of Appeal, Abuja.

The Court of Appeal, upon hearing the appeal, delivered its judgment on the 20th of March, 2018, allowing the appeal and remitting the case back to the Chief Judge of Kogi State for re-assignment to another Judge to be heard by way of a Writ of Summons.

The Appellant, aggrieve…

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