Tinubu's Inauguration: Appeal Court Slams N40m Fines on Abuja Lawyer For Filing Case Against May 29
- An Abuja-based lawyer has been fined N40 million for filing a frivolous case to stop the inauguration of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, on May 29
- Justice Jamil Tukur of the court of appeal in Abuja said the court heard the case in 2019 and gave its verdict, adding that it was an abuse of the judicial process to raise the issue for re-litigation
- Tukur also maintained that the supreme court also heard the case in 2019 and gave its verdict, while the federal high court earlier this year ruled that the case was an abuse of the judicial process
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed!
FCT, Abuja - An Abuja Court of Appeal has told Ambrose Owuru, an Abuja-based lawyer, to go and pay an N40 million fine for filing a frivolous suit against the May 29 inauguration of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect.
A 3-panel member of the court, in their ruling on Thursday, May 24, unanimously held that the appeal that Owuru and his party, the Hope Democratic Party (HDP), had filed was an abuse of the process of the court, The Nation reported.
Details of Abuja lawyer who was fined for filing case against Tinubu
Justice Jamil Tukur of the court, who passed the lead judgment, maintained that Owuwu's appeal was an invitation of the court to review its earlier judgement, which it cannot do.
PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU ➡️ find the “Recommended for you” block on the home page and enjoy!
The judge held that the court had earlier determined the issue during its sitting as an election petition court after the 2019 general election and that judgment was given on August 22, 2019.
Tukur also ruled that the supreme court heard the case and made its position known in a judgment delivered on October 28, 2019.
Latest about Bola Tinubu, May 29, Abuja, 2023 Election
According to Justice Tukur, the case has been litigated by the Supreme Court. Therefore, it was an abuse of the judiciary by Owuru and the HDP to seek for the matter to be re-litigated.
He disclosed that Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja earlier dismissed the case on the ground of the abuse of the court process on January 30.
"Expect knocks on your door whether you go to Daura or Niger": Tinubu to Buhari
Legit.ng earlier reported that President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that his contribution would always be needed wherever he was after leaving office.
Tinubu made the remark while reacting to the earlier comment of the president that he may live in Niger after leaving office on May 29.
Speaking after being conferred with the national honour, Tinubu told Buhari to expect knocks on his door, either he lives in Daura, Niger or anywhere.