An attraction filed by the Legal professional Normal of Imo State and forty others difficult the ruling of an Owerri Federal Excessive Court docket which granted Senator Rochas Okorocha the go away to amend processes filed earlier than the Court docket, has been dismissed by a Court docket of Attraction.
The three man panel led by Justice Dattijo Yahaya on Wednesday March 17, dismissed the attraction following a discover of discontinuance dated and filed on March 16 by the Legal professional Normal of Imo State, Cyprain Akaolisa, on behalf of the appellants.
Okorocha’s counsel, Oba Maduabuchi challenged the withdrawal and likewise alleged that the appellants need to deceive the Court docket by pretending to discontinue the attraction and going again to humiliate the previous Governor.
Nonetheless after Maduabuchi argued that the appellants plan marking Okorocha’s properties and people of his associates for demolition throughout the pendency of the go well with earlier than a Federal Excessive Court docket in Owerri and the attraction earlier than the Court docket of Attraction, Justice Yahaya said that they’ve the appropriate to withdraw an attraction following a discover of discontinuance correctly filed earlier than the Court docket.
Addressing newsmen after the court docket judgement, Okorocha’s counsel mentioned;
“The attraction was towards the ruling of a decrease Court docket permitting us to amend our processes. Imo State authorities jumped to the Court docket of Attraction, saying that it was fallacious to permit us to amend our processes.
“They filed their transient; I filed my transient and filed an objection that the attraction is incompetent. Then we filed a movement that each step they’ve taken, together with the arrest and humiliation of Rochas Okorocha throughout the pendency of this matter have to be put aside by the Court docket of Attraction. We served them with that Movement, they haven’t filed a counter to it, they went forward to mark properties belonging to has and his associates for demolition primarily based upon the proceedings of the panels of inquiry that happened throughout the pendency of each this Attraction and the matter within the decrease Court docket, which is abuse of strategy of Court docket.
“Now they’ve achieved their goal which is to humiliate Rochas, to take over his properties, they’ve withdrawn the attraction, so what might be extra abusive of the method of Court docket than that.
“When the matter is pending within the Court docket of Attraction you go and spherical up continuing in your panel on enquiry, whereas the matter is pending within the Court docket of Attraction you go and forfeit the properties of Rochas Okorocha, you went and Mark his properties for demolition. That is the impunity now we have been shouting about, individuals do issues the way in which they need to do it and never the way in which the legislation the legislation requested them to do it.
“How are you going to file an attraction you recognize is incompetent, then whereas the attraction is pending within the Court docket of Attraction, you recognize ask your panels of inquiry to conclude and submit their experiences and also you points white paper, seal individuals’s homes, mark them for demolition whereas the attraction is pending within the Court docket of Attraction, that’s clearly an abuse of Court docket course of.”