Budget Padding: Justice Abang declines to hear Jibrin’s case against Dogara

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A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday declined hearing of a case filed by Abdulmumini Jibrin, seeking to stop his planned suspension by the Speaker of House of representative Yakubu Dogara.

The judge, Okon Abang, held that due to the limited time, the court would not be able to hear and deliver ruling in the matter before the expiration of the vacation.

Mr. Abang said it was proper for the court to return the case file to the Chief Judge of the Court to reassign the case to another judge after vacation.

Mr. Jibrin’s counsel, Abdulhamid Mohammed, had told the court that the case was slated for hearing.

Mr. Mohammed said he had served the defendants in the suit as earlier directed by the court at the last sitting.

He said the third defendant filed memoranda of appearance on behalf of their clients and a notice of preliminary objection to challenge the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case.

He also informed the court that the plaintiff had filed a counter affidavit against their objection.

The defence counsel, Kalu Onuaha, told the court that he filed a notice of preliminary objection challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case.

Mr. Abang, however, insisted that he could not take arguments and deliver bench ruling on the matter during vacation.

He said it was better for the matter to be assigned to any judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division after vacation.

The Clerk of House of representative, Yusuf Lasun, Alhassan Doguwa, Leo Ogor, Herman Hembe and Umar Bago were also named as defendants in the suit.

The others are Zakari Mohammed, Chike Okafor, Dan Asuquo, Jagaba Adams, Yakubu Jika and Nkem Abonta.

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  • Okokondem

    Jibrin has been left to fight the scourge all by himself, not even the legal system is prepared to at least give the appearance of giving credence to his allegations. Isn’t funny the judge is recuising himself for fear that there might not be enough time to hear case. It even shows from this forum that people have moved on. May God help our country.

    • shakara123

      I believe justice abang is feeling the heat of recent events that have called his integrity into question. Perhaps, he’s seen the writing on the wall and thus doesn’t want to be part of any highly visible court cases.

      • Michael

        Justice Abang has very little intergrity. He’s known in the legal fraternity for his limited understanding of the law. What he did with the PDP is not a surprise. God save Nigeria

        • share Idea

          When he was doing it with Metuh gullible mob thought Metuh was trying to delay his trial. However, recent Abia and Sheriff’s cases have exposed him for who he is. Nigeria we hail thee

          • Michael

            On the contrary Metuh that awful criminal deserves everything he gets. Abang’s conduct of Metuh’s trial has been one of Abang’s better moments in court so I do not criticise him for that.

          • share Idea

            God’s willing we all will be in Nigeria to see the end of the story. Nigeria we hail thee

    • Arabakpura

      Jubrin is not a completely sincere person but all the same, we are watching! If he says he is a crusader, he should not bother whatever fate befalls him!

      He should just focus on the object of his crusade!

      • Titus


  • Say the truth

    That will put sand in Abang’s garri now. No ego will come out of it. This case is between two of client’s APC members so he has to dodge his head and have it assigned to another judge. Abang Abang nsongon nsongon.

  • Rollingdollar

    Justice Abang now running from his shadows. A compromised anti-democratic judge is now afraid of the judgement that awaits him. The evil that men do lives with them.

  • Etomi

    Abang should resign already!

    • forestgee

      He has been misused and over used

  • GameChanger

    Abang Abang! You can hear Ali Modu-Sheriff’s case but not that of an APC member involved in APC’s budget padding ?

  • Jaspa Matanga

    Obviously loquacious Jibrin did not offer Justice Okon Abang enough bribe to bang his case for him. Heheheheheheheh!

  • Iskacountryman

    fear don begin catch mbang…

    • Mariam, Meng Colonel

      ignoramus…who even mentioned mbang? what the hell r u smoking?

      • Iskacountryman

        okay…abang…thanks for the correction…whats the difference….both na nyamiri…

        • Arabakpura

          Mental derangement?

          • Iskacountryman


          • Arabakpura

            Very possible!

  • adekunle akindude

    The courts are becoming a joke too in these whole saga of the Animal Farm kingdom that we have turned Nigeria to What happened to temporary injunctions and accelerated hearing Justice Mbang? If you had seen a down payment in your bank account you would have granted the motions asked for Rubbish Justices

  • favourtalk

    I know one simple truth, the presidency will not accept the corruption and will fight it with others t bring them down

  • MoreThanConqueror

    Why did the ever controversial judge decline to sit over the case, Because Buhari and APC political interest is at stake, if PDP is involved, she will assume juridiction and start making satan orders, such person should be shown the way out the temple of justice, the job is for pure in mind

  • GbemigaO

    Lol. Before he would have taken it gladly and deliver corrupted judgement! Now he knows everyone is watching him. He should be sacked by now

  • 123141

    It seems the APC judge has learnt his lesson. The man should do himself a favour by resigning before he is disgraced out of office. When people start losing faith and stop respecting the ruling of a judge then no one needs tell such a judge that the game is up.