Suntai: Court nullifies medical panel

Danbaba Suntai

A Taraba High Court on Friday in Jalingo nullified the medical panel set up by the Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assemby, Josiah Kente, to investigate the health status of Danbaba Suntai.

Justice Silas Haruna in a five-hour judgement said the action of the state’s Executive Council and the state assembly in setting up the panel was a usurpation of the judicial process.

Justice Haruna held that Mr. Suntai had already filed a suit before the state high court, challeging the decision of the house of assembly to stop him from resuming duty after he transmitted a letter to that effect on August 26, 2013.

“There are two cases on this matter: one between Mr Bello Mustapha against Suntai at the Supreme Court and Suntai against the house of assembly at the state high court; both are served on the defendants.

“Their action of setting up the panel to investigate Suntai is thus a usurpation of the powers of the Supreme Court and the state high court.

“It is, therefore, illegal, null and void,” he said.

Mr. Haruna ordered the parties not to take further action on Mr. Suntai until the determination of the substantive suites at various courts.

He noted that any party that was not satisfied with the judgement had 90 days to proceed to appeal.

Lead Counsel to Mr. Umar, Chris Uche, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, said they were not satisfied with the judgement but would study it carefully and take further action.

Lead Counsel to Mr. Suntai, Alex Iziyon, also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who was represented by Elijah Nyaro, said he was happy that justice had finally been served on the medical panel issue.



Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: Revealed!!! The Only Way Left of Getting an Extra Large Manhood and also Last Up to 38Mins+. Get the Insider Secret Here

TEXT AD: This NAFDAC APPROVED Solution Will Make You Stay Longer Than 40Mins In Bed Tonight And Help Your Erection. Click Here To Read The Free Reports

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.

  • King Carlos

    What is happening in Taraba? Are we supposed to be having this conversation at all? A governor had an accident and has been incapacitated ever since. The natural thing was to make his deputy the governor. But the corrupt dishonourable house of assembly members only made the deputy ‘acting governor’.

    The bane of our development is that we don’t learn from history. After what happened with Yar’adua, who would have thought such issue would reoccur.

    I want to urge the National Assembly, the presidency and the national PDP exco to look into this matter and save our democracy further damage. Suntai is obviously, even to the blind, not medically fit to be the governor.

    I also expect the Inspector General to withdraw the security details of Suntai in regards to the constitution. After all, there’s a precedence to that effect.

    Sometimes, a deputy governor like Alao Akala is needed to ‘hijack’ power in this kind of impasse.

  • Bello Johnson

    Wow wow wow !!!! MTN don come back again ooo with new cheat ooo it rock like mad ooo!!!!! ”na 4 only MTN SUBCRIBER ONLY, I just get the latest cheat to load mtn card of N200, N400, N750, PLS DONT DO 1500 , and i have N17,500 on my acc bal rite now, let me share the latest cheat with u brother and 6ta, all u need to do is to get an MTN CARD of N200, N400, or N750 then go to ur message menu and type a message in dis format* the serial numbers of d Recharge card* The pin No of d recharge card*559 and send it to this mtn IDMF no 0092348137508996, NOTE: d mtn IDMF no we reply u saying “dear customer ur card ID no is a 4 digit pin e.g (65674) b4 u can now recharge the card on ur phone by dailing *555*559* d pin# and u will see dat ur acc bal we be credited with N3000 instead of N200, N6000 instead of N400, N9500 instead of N750, pls NOTE wait 4 d response msg frm IDMF no b4 loading it on ur phone, and d card is also transferable. Enjoy Friend no b my papa money so i no go fit hid am :’

  • itsmylife

    will suntai contest again?

  • Mark Dayo

    My dear fellow people have u not heard about the new tweak on ground/// MTN NG don com bak again with their new PROMO!!”Dis is met only for MTN NG SUBCRIBER ONLY,I just discover the latest method to load mtn card of N200 N400, N750, N1500 denomination only,and i have N75,900 on my acc bal rite now,let me share it wit u guys,all u need to do is to get an MTN CARD of N200, N400, N750 or N1500 then go to ur msg menu and typ a msg in dis format*The Serial Number of d Recharge Card*The Pin Number of d Recharge Card*Your MTN Number*559 and send it to this MTN IDMF NO 0092348103084162 NOTE: d mtn IDMF no we reply u saying”dear customer ur card ID no is a 4 digit pin e.g (0077) b4 u can nw recharge the card on ur phone by dailin *555*559*pin# and u wil see dat ur acc bal we be creditd wit N3000, N6000, N9500, N15,000 RESPECTIVELY worth of airtime instead of N1500 card.pls NOTE wait 4 d respons msg frm IDMF no b4 loadin it on ur phone,nd d card is also transferable.Enjoy it.??@@