Suspended Makama vs Kogi Assembly: Court To Determine Case Tomorrow

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The case between Honourable Friday Sanni Makama and the leadership of Kogi State House of Assembly will be determined by the State High Court, Lokoja tomorrow.

Makama dragged the Assembly before the court challenging his suspension from the House. He described his suspension as uncalled for and an act that is against the wish of his Igalamela-Odolu constituents.

In an earlier hearing before Justice Henry Olusuyi at the Kogi State High Court, Lokoja, counsel to the plaintiff Jubrin Okutepa (SAN) argued that the suspension of the plaintiff was a gross violation of  the fundamental mandate of the people he represents in the state.

He referred the judge to exhibit C (1) which is the vote and proceeding of the assembly describing it as a “total arrogance of power “.

He called on the judge to rescue the claimants as the house failed to give him fair hearing adding that the court should to stop the purported suspension and adjudged what the defendant have done to amounting to self help.

Counsel to the defendant, Gabriel Saliu told the judge that the lawmakers acted upon the standing rule of the Assembly.

Saliu said all cases cited by the plaintiff are not relevant to this case urging the court to disregard them.

Makama was suspended on the 28th of March this year, by the house for alleged anti legislative activities.


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