Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Justices Ademola, Dimgba resume sitting after DSS raid

Barely two weeks after eight senior judicial officers were raided by the operatives of the Department of State Services between October 8 and 9, two judges of the Federal High Court in Abuja have resumed sitting on Monday.

While Justice Adeniyi Ademola was arrested after the raid and later granted bail, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba’s residence was only searched but he was not arrested.

Justice Ademola sat at Court 7 on Monday while Justice Dimgba heard a case  marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/788/2016, in his Court 11. 

Justice Ademola, who sat for close to two hours, attended to 12 cases, including two filed against the DSS.

The first was the one marked: CS/518/2016 filed by Olusegun Komolafe against the director-general, DSS and another; and the second marked: CS/498/2016 by Chidiebere Onwudiwe.

The DSS did not attend the proceedings, neither was it represented, following which Justice Ademola ordered that hearing notices be served on the DSS before the next adjourned date.

The suit heard by Justice Dimgba was filed by a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Olusegun Abraham, challenging the nomination of Rotimi Akeredolu as the candidate of the party, ahead of the forthcoming governorship poll in the state.

Source: Punchng

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