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Reports reaching the desk of The Eastern Updates have it that the National/State Assembly Election Tribunal, sitting at the old High Court premises, Owerri, Imo State capital, has been relocated to the High Court Complex, Opposite Shopping Malls, Mararaba Nyanya, Nasarawa State.
This was disclosed by the Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Owerri branch, Daniel Odiba, in a statement that was sent to The Eastern Updates on Monday.
Meanwhile, no reason was given for the relocation.
The statement reads: ‘This is to notify all lawyers, litigants, and the general public that the National/state Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, Owerri, Imo State, has been relocated to the High Court Complex, Opposite Shopping Malls, Mararaba Nyanya, Nasarawa State.’
NBA Owerri branch Chairman, Ugochukwu Alinnor, confirmed the development, yesterday, saying it was the information they just received.
In another report, Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah has commenced committal proceedings against the Director-General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Yusha’u Ahmed, over alleged disobedience to a court order of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court.
Already the Governor has through his counsel, Emeka Ozoani (SAN), filed Form 49 before Justice Inyang Ekwo the court in accordance with Order IX, Rule 13, Judgment Enforcement Rules of the Sheriffs and Civil Process Act, CAP. S6, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The governor alleged that Ahmed flouted the order of the court made on the 15th of May, restraining him or his agency from issuing, publishing or continuing to issue, publish disclaimer to the effect that the NYSC certificate of national service dated Jan. 6, 2003, with certificate number: A808297 was not issued by the corps.
Form 48 attached to the application reads: ‘Take notice that unless you obey the directions contained in this order, you will be quilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison.’