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Monday, 12 October 2015

Court stops Ortom from probing ex-Gov Suswam

A Makurdi High Court presided by Justice Iorhenmen Hwande on Monday ordered “stay of proceedings ” on both the judicial commission of inquiry and administrative panel of inquiry set up by Benue State Government to probe the administration of Ex-governor Gabriel Suswam pending the determination of the substantive motion.

Suswam earlier filed a suit containing about 10 motions supported by affidavit at the state High Court to restrain his successor, Governor Samuel Ortom, from probing his administration.
Justice Hwande in his ruling said, “After considering the affidavit and addresses of counsel to Suswam and also having recourse to s.22(2) of the High Court Law and order 40(3(1) of the High Court. Civil procedure rules 2007, I’m satisfied that leave ought to be granted the applicant to proceed as prayed”.
“Consequently leave is granted the applicant (Suswam) to seek the reliefs as contained on the motion paper. Notice is to served on the respondents who may reacts where they choose.”

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