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Magu's Sack: Court Adjourns Suit, As Lawyer Cries Out To The Court

Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday adjourned till June 29 a suit filed by a lawyer, Johnmary Chukwukasi Jideobi, seeking to remove Ibrahim Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

At the resumed hearing of the Originating Summons, the plaintiff, Jideobi, who represented himself, informed the court that Magu and the EFCC (the 3rd and 4th Defendants) just served him their counter affidavit and written addresses just this morning in the Courtroom despite filing the said processes since April 3.

The Plaintiff invited the Court to take note of the unhealthy conduct of Magu and EFCC by deliberately refusing to serve him much earlier despite the fact that he has been calling them and demanding for the processes.

He submitted that the conduct of the 3rd and 4th Defendants constituted an unhealthy drag on speedy administration of justice.

As a result, the Plaintiff sought for a short adjournment to enable him file a further affidavit and do a composite reply to the Defendants’ processes.

The Defendants did not oppose the application for adjournment.

The Senate was however not represented. Before adjournment, there was a mild drama when the plaintiff sought the leave of the Court to make a very “salient observation”.

The Plaintiff however alleged that since the last four or five days, he has been receiving threatening calls from masked numbers, warning him to withdraw the matter or he would not be alive to hear the Court’s judgment on the matter

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