The Office of the Attorney- General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami has filed four processes at the National Industrial Court, Abuja, in respect to a suit filed by Peter Abang challenging the jurisdiction of the CCT in prosecuting Justice Walter Onnoghen, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
The claimant, Abang through his counsel, James Igwe (SAN) at proceedings on Thursday informed the court that the first defendant (AGF), had on Wednesday served him with four processes.
The processes were: notice of preliminary objection, counter affidavit to the interlocutory injunction, counter affidavit to the originating summon and application challenging the jurisdiction of the court.
He also informed the court that he was ready for the proceedings having responded to all the processes.
Except for Dauda Lamiri who appeared for the AGF, no counsel appeared for the other co-defendants which include the Code of Court Bureau (CCB), CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar, Office of the, the National Judicial Council (NJC), the Federal Judicial Service Commission, the Inspector-General of Police and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki
Igwe, however, said he was not aware of reasons why the counsels were absent as he suggested an adjournment in the interest of justice to all concerned.
The judge, Justice Sanusi Kado who adjourned the matter until March 14 for hearing of the substantive originating summon and all pending applications also directed that hearing notices should be served on all parties and proof of service be kept in the case file.
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