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  •  The Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti on Thursday struck out a suit filed by Kayode Ojo of the APC challenging the nomination of the governor elect Biodun Oyebanji by the party in the June 18 governorship election Ojo in a suit marked 5152022 earlier filled in Abuja division of the court which was later transferred to the Ado Ekiti division is asking the court to declare him as the valid candidate of the APC in the January 27 2020 governorship primary of the party or nullify the entire shadow exercise Other defendants in the suit are the Independent Natioal Electoral Commission INEC Ayo Adegbete Stephen Aribasoye Vincent Bewaji Goke Olajide Lateef Akanle and Richaed Apolola Others are Kayode Fasakin Adu Joseph Teju Okunyiga Olumide Fadipe Dele Oloje Victor Adebiyi Folorunso Olabode Deji Ajayi Sunkanmi Onipede Kemi Olaleye and Secretary and members of Ekiti Gov ship Primary Election Committee Delivering judgment Justice Babs Kuewumi upheld the preliminary objections by the APC in striking out the suit He held that since the maker of the signature on the writ of summons and plaintiff s statement of claims can not be ascertained the irregularities made the process defective The presiding Judge held that something can not be built on nothing saying since the preliminary objection had been upheld any process on the suit will amount to academics exercise I am in agreement that the statement of claims by the plaintiff is incurably bad as argued by the first defence counsel I uphold the preliminary objection of the first defendant and I strike out the suit for lack of jurisdiction Justice Kuewumi ordered The first defendant s counsel Mrs Titilayo Soje in preliminary objections argued that the plaintiff s statement of claims was signed by an unverified counsel Soje argued that non of the four counsel whose names appeared on the writ of summon and plaintiff s statement of claims was neither listed for case nor the signature append on the process linked directly to any of the counsel The first defendant counsel whose brief was held by Mr A I Idris when judgment was delivered urged the court to strike out the suit for being defective incompetence and lacking in merit Counsel to the plaintiff Dr Alex Iziyon SAN objected to the prayers of the first defendant arguing that the summon and plaintiff s statement of claims carried the Nigeria Bar Association NBA stamp and counsel zeal Iziyon whose brief was held by Mr Taiwo Ogunmoroti on Thursday had earlier urged that the court dismiss the preliminary objection of the first defendant Reacting to the judgment shortly after it was delivered Counsel to the second defendant Biodun Oyebanji Mr Kabir Akingbolu lauded the judgment Akingbolu said since the court struck out the writ of summons every other processes in the suit becomes futile He said you can not place something on nothing and expect it to stay because it is expressed in law that when you are filing a case there must be a foundation if the foundation is weak the edifice will crumble that is exactly what happened in the judgment An attempt to get reaction from the plaintiff s team of counsel after the judgment led by Ogunmoroti failed as one of the lawyers in the team only muttered we are not commenting Mrs Tamunotonye Ekundayo counsel to the 8th to 13th defendants as well as holding briefs of Counsel to the 4th to 7th defendants Mr S O Adanlawo Mrs Mimi Ayua represented the 14th to 16th defendants Mr Adedayo Adewumi represented the 17th to 19th defendants and Mr Ekene Nbam represented the 20th defendant NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ekiti Governorship primary: Court strikes out suit for lack of jurisdiction
     The Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti on Thursday struck out a suit filed by Kayode Ojo of the APC challenging the nomination of the governor elect Biodun Oyebanji by the party in the June 18 governorship election Ojo in a suit marked 5152022 earlier filled in Abuja division of the court which was later transferred to the Ado Ekiti division is asking the court to declare him as the valid candidate of the APC in the January 27 2020 governorship primary of the party or nullify the entire shadow exercise Other defendants in the suit are the Independent Natioal Electoral Commission INEC Ayo Adegbete Stephen Aribasoye Vincent Bewaji Goke Olajide Lateef Akanle and Richaed Apolola Others are Kayode Fasakin Adu Joseph Teju Okunyiga Olumide Fadipe Dele Oloje Victor Adebiyi Folorunso Olabode Deji Ajayi Sunkanmi Onipede Kemi Olaleye and Secretary and members of Ekiti Gov ship Primary Election Committee Delivering judgment Justice Babs Kuewumi upheld the preliminary objections by the APC in striking out the suit He held that since the maker of the signature on the writ of summons and plaintiff s statement of claims can not be ascertained the irregularities made the process defective The presiding Judge held that something can not be built on nothing saying since the preliminary objection had been upheld any process on the suit will amount to academics exercise I am in agreement that the statement of claims by the plaintiff is incurably bad as argued by the first defence counsel I uphold the preliminary objection of the first defendant and I strike out the suit for lack of jurisdiction Justice Kuewumi ordered The first defendant s counsel Mrs Titilayo Soje in preliminary objections argued that the plaintiff s statement of claims was signed by an unverified counsel Soje argued that non of the four counsel whose names appeared on the writ of summon and plaintiff s statement of claims was neither listed for case nor the signature append on the process linked directly to any of the counsel The first defendant counsel whose brief was held by Mr A I Idris when judgment was delivered urged the court to strike out the suit for being defective incompetence and lacking in merit Counsel to the plaintiff Dr Alex Iziyon SAN objected to the prayers of the first defendant arguing that the summon and plaintiff s statement of claims carried the Nigeria Bar Association NBA stamp and counsel zeal Iziyon whose brief was held by Mr Taiwo Ogunmoroti on Thursday had earlier urged that the court dismiss the preliminary objection of the first defendant Reacting to the judgment shortly after it was delivered Counsel to the second defendant Biodun Oyebanji Mr Kabir Akingbolu lauded the judgment Akingbolu said since the court struck out the writ of summons every other processes in the suit becomes futile He said you can not place something on nothing and expect it to stay because it is expressed in law that when you are filing a case there must be a foundation if the foundation is weak the edifice will crumble that is exactly what happened in the judgment An attempt to get reaction from the plaintiff s team of counsel after the judgment led by Ogunmoroti failed as one of the lawyers in the team only muttered we are not commenting Mrs Tamunotonye Ekundayo counsel to the 8th to 13th defendants as well as holding briefs of Counsel to the 4th to 7th defendants Mr S O Adanlawo Mrs Mimi Ayua represented the 14th to 16th defendants Mr Adedayo Adewumi represented the 17th to 19th defendants and Mr Ekene Nbam represented the 20th defendant NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ekiti Governorship primary: Court strikes out suit for lack of jurisdiction
    General news2 months ago

    Ekiti Governorship primary: Court strikes out suit for lack of jurisdiction

    The Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday struck out a suit filed by Kayode Ojo of the APC challenging the nomination of the governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji by the party in the June 18 governorship election.

    Ojo, in a suit marked 5152022 earlier filled in Abuja division of the court which was later transferred to the Ado-Ekiti division is asking the court to declare him as the valid candidate of the APC in the January 27, 2020 governorship primary of the party or nullify the entire shadow exercise.

    Other defendants in the suit are the Independent Natioal Electoral Commission, (INEC), Ayo Adegbete, Stephen Aribasoye, Vincent Bewaji, Goke Olajide, Lateef Akanle and Richaed Apolola.

    Others are Kayode Fasakin, Adu Joseph Teju Okunyiga, Olumide Fadipe, Dele Oloje, Victor Adebiyi, Folorunso Olabode, Deji Ajayi Sunkanmi Onipede, Kemi Olaleye and Secretary and members of Ekiti Gov’ship Primary Election Committee.

    Delivering judgment, Justice Babs Kuewumi, upheld the preliminary objections by the APC in striking out the suit.

    He held that since the maker of the signature on the writ of summons and plaintiff’s statement of claims can not be ascertained, the irregularities made the process defective.

    The presiding Judge held that something can not be built on nothing, saying since the preliminary objection had been upheld any process on the suit will amount to academics exercise.

    ” I am in agreement that the statement of claims by the plaintiff is incurably bad, as argued by the first defence counsel.

    “I uphold the preliminary objection of the first defendant and I strike out the suit for lack of jurisdiction,” Justice Kuewumi ordered.

    The first defendant’s counsel, Mrs Titilayo Soje, in preliminary objections argued that the  plaintiff’s statement of claims was signed by an unverified counsel.

    Soje argued that non of the four counsel, whose names appeared on the writ of summon and plaintiff’s statement of claims, was neither listed for case nor the signature append on the process linked directly to any of the counsel.

    The first defendant counsel, whose brief was held by Mr A I.

    Idris, when judgment was delivered urged the court to strike out the suit for being defective, incompetence and lacking in merit. 

    Counsel to the plaintiff, Dr Alex Iziyon SAN, objected to the prayers of the first defendant, arguing that the summon and plaintiff’s statement of claims carried the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) stamp and counsel zeal.

    Iziyon, whose brief was held by Mr Taiwo Ogunmoroti on Thursday had earlier urged that the court dismiss the preliminary objection of the first defendant.

    Reacting to the judgment, shortly after it was delivered, Counsel to the second defendant,(Biodun Oyebanji), Mr Kabir Akingbolu lauded the judgment.

    Akingbolu said since the court struck out the writ of summons, every other processes in the suit becomes futile.

    He said, “you can not place something on nothing and expect it to stay, because it is expressed in law that when you are filing a case there must be a foundation, if the foundation is weak, the edifice will crumble, that is exactly what happened in the judgment.

    ”An attempt to get reaction from the plaintiff’s team of counsel after the judgment led by Ogunmoroti, failed as one of the lawyers in the team only muttered, “we are not commenting.

    ”Mrs Tamunotonye Ekundayo, counsel to the 8th to 13th defendants, as well as holding briefs of Counsel to the 4th to 7th defendants, Mr S O.

    Adanlawo.

    Mrs Mimi Ayua represented the 14th to 16th defendants, Mr Adedayo Adewumi, represented the 17th to 19th defendants and Mr Ekene Nbam, represented the 20th defendant. 

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  A Judge of the Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti Justice Babs Kuewumi has jailed Rotimi Aluko for five years at the Correctional facility Ado Ekiti for defrauding one Femi Fasugba of the sum of N1 950 000 Delivering judgment on Friday Kuewumi discharged the defendant on count one but found him guilty on count two The presiding judge who was silent on restitution therefore sentenced Aluko to five years in prison on count two without an option of fine Earlier the Police Prosecutor Mr Samson Osobu told the court that the convict committed the offence between November 2018 and April 2019 at Ado Ekiti within the jurisdiction of the Honourable Court He said the defendant conspired with others now at large to defraud Fasugba Osobu also told the court that the defendant convict with the intention to defraud his victim obtained the sum of N1 950 000 Giving evidence the prosecutor told the court that the said amount was obtained from Fasugba by the defendant in order to assist in doing car clearance He said the offences committed contravened Sections 1 1 3 8 and 11 of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Offences Related Act 2006 www nannews ng NAN
    Courts sentences middle-aged man to 5 years imprisonment for N1.9 m fraud
     A Judge of the Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti Justice Babs Kuewumi has jailed Rotimi Aluko for five years at the Correctional facility Ado Ekiti for defrauding one Femi Fasugba of the sum of N1 950 000 Delivering judgment on Friday Kuewumi discharged the defendant on count one but found him guilty on count two The presiding judge who was silent on restitution therefore sentenced Aluko to five years in prison on count two without an option of fine Earlier the Police Prosecutor Mr Samson Osobu told the court that the convict committed the offence between November 2018 and April 2019 at Ado Ekiti within the jurisdiction of the Honourable Court He said the defendant conspired with others now at large to defraud Fasugba Osobu also told the court that the defendant convict with the intention to defraud his victim obtained the sum of N1 950 000 Giving evidence the prosecutor told the court that the said amount was obtained from Fasugba by the defendant in order to assist in doing car clearance He said the offences committed contravened Sections 1 1 3 8 and 11 of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Offences Related Act 2006 www nannews ng NAN
    Courts sentences middle-aged man to 5 years imprisonment for N1.9 m fraud
    General news4 months ago

    Courts sentences middle-aged man to 5 years imprisonment for N1.9 m fraud

    A Judge of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ado-Ekiti, Justice Babs Kuewumi, has jailed Rotimi Aluko for five years at the Correctional facility, Ado-Ekiti, for defrauding one Femi Fasugba of the sum of N1,950,000.Delivering judgment on Friday, Kuewumi discharged the defendant on count one, but found him guilty on count two.The presiding judge, who was silent on restitution, therefore sentenced Aluko to five years in prison on count two, without an option of fine.Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Mr Samson Osobu, told the court that the convict committed the offence between November 2018 and April 2019 at Ado-Ekiti within the jurisdiction of the Honourable Court.He said the defendant conspired with others, now at large, to defraud Fasugba.Osobu also told the court that the defendant (convict), with the intention to defraud his victim, obtained the sum of N1,950,000.Giving evidence, the prosecutor told the court that the said amount was obtained from Fasugba by the defendant in order to assist in doing car clearance.He said the offences committed contravened Sections: 1(1), 3, 8 and 11 of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Offences Related Act, 2006. (www.nannews.ng)

    (NAN)

  •  A Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has convicted a 27 year old student Muyiwa Sunmade for dealing in 100 grammes of Indian Hemp and 1 6 grammes of psychotropic substance Delivering judgment on Wednesday the Presiding Judge Justice Babs Kuewumi convicted Sunmade and ordered that he should go for six months counseling at the office of the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency NDLEA Upon listening to evidence of the prosecutor side by side with the plea of guilty by the defendant the defendant is hereby convicted as charged As for sentence because I do not want the convict to forfeit his admission and future he is to undergo six months counseling at the NDLEA Justice Kuewumi said He however added that the convict must be of good conduct warning that if the convict commit similar offence within the next five years and brought before the court he would be made to face the full consequences The convict had earlier pleaded guilty to the charge leveled against him when it was read to him by the court The NDLEA s Prosecutor Mrs Beatrice Igberaise had earlier told the court that the convict committed the offence on March 28 at Nova Junction Adebayo Area of Ado Ekiti She told the court that the offence committed contravened Section 11 C of the NDLEA Act Cap N30 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004 Reviewing the facts of the case the prosecutor tendered as exhibits confessional statement of the defendant test certificate and bulk of the substance before the court which were admitted and marked as exhibits She prayed the court to convict the accused as charged telling the court however that the new guide from the agency s headquarters in Abuja sent to the Ekiti Command just a week ago gives room for counseling The Defence Counsel Mr Samson Ayodeji prayed the court to temper justice with mercy on the issue of sentencing Ayodeji told the court that the convict was a first time offender and that his client who lost his father to the cold hand of death long ago had confided in him to be of good behaviour and never involved in crime again www nannews ng NAN
    Court sentences student for illicit drug trafficking
     A Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has convicted a 27 year old student Muyiwa Sunmade for dealing in 100 grammes of Indian Hemp and 1 6 grammes of psychotropic substance Delivering judgment on Wednesday the Presiding Judge Justice Babs Kuewumi convicted Sunmade and ordered that he should go for six months counseling at the office of the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency NDLEA Upon listening to evidence of the prosecutor side by side with the plea of guilty by the defendant the defendant is hereby convicted as charged As for sentence because I do not want the convict to forfeit his admission and future he is to undergo six months counseling at the NDLEA Justice Kuewumi said He however added that the convict must be of good conduct warning that if the convict commit similar offence within the next five years and brought before the court he would be made to face the full consequences The convict had earlier pleaded guilty to the charge leveled against him when it was read to him by the court The NDLEA s Prosecutor Mrs Beatrice Igberaise had earlier told the court that the convict committed the offence on March 28 at Nova Junction Adebayo Area of Ado Ekiti She told the court that the offence committed contravened Section 11 C of the NDLEA Act Cap N30 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004 Reviewing the facts of the case the prosecutor tendered as exhibits confessional statement of the defendant test certificate and bulk of the substance before the court which were admitted and marked as exhibits She prayed the court to convict the accused as charged telling the court however that the new guide from the agency s headquarters in Abuja sent to the Ekiti Command just a week ago gives room for counseling The Defence Counsel Mr Samson Ayodeji prayed the court to temper justice with mercy on the issue of sentencing Ayodeji told the court that the convict was a first time offender and that his client who lost his father to the cold hand of death long ago had confided in him to be of good behaviour and never involved in crime again www nannews ng NAN
    Court sentences student for illicit drug trafficking
    General news4 months ago

    Court sentences student for illicit drug trafficking

    A Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has convicted a 27-year-old student, Muyiwa Sunmade, for dealing in 100 grammes of Indian Hemp and 1.6 grammes of  psychotropic substance.

    Delivering judgment on Wednesday, the Presiding Judge, Justice Babs Kuewumi, convicted Sunmade, and ordered that he should go for six months counseling at the office of the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA).

    “Upon listening to evidence of the prosecutor side by side with the plea of guilty by the defendant, the defendant is hereby convicted as charged.

    “As for sentence, because, I do not want the convict to forfeit his admission and future, he is to undergo six months counseling at the NDLEA,” Justice Kuewumi said.

    He, however, added that the convict must be of good conduct, warning that, if the convict commit similar offence within the next five years  and brought before the court, he would be made to face the full consequences.

    The convict had earlier pleaded guilty to the charge leveled against him when it was read to him by the court.

    The NDLEA’s Prosecutor, Mrs Beatrice Igberaise, had earlier told the court that the convict committed the offence on March 28, at Nova Junction, Adebayo Area of Ado-Ekiti.

    She told the court that the offence committed contravened Section 11(C) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004.

    Reviewing the facts of the case, the prosecutor tendered as exhibits, confessional statement of the defendant, test certificate and bulk of the substance before the court, which were admitted and marked as exhibits.

    She prayed the court to convict the accused as charged, telling the court, however, that the new guide from the agency’s headquarters in Abuja sent to the Ekiti Command just a week ago gives room for counseling.

    The Defence Counsel, Mr Samson Ayodeji, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy on the issue of sentencing.

    Ayodeji told the court that the convict was a first time offender and that his client, who lost his father to the cold hand of death long ago had confided in him to be of good behaviour and never involved in crime again.(www.nannews.ng)

    (NAN)