Federal Republic Of Nigeria vs Pinnick, 4 Others Motion For Appeal Adjourned To November 22
A motion for appeal in the case brought forward by the Federal Republic of Nigeria against NFF President Amaju Pinnick and four other officials has been adjourned to November 22, 2021.
This followed the unavailability of Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja at the first sitting today.
Interested parties Harrison Jalla and Oyetunde Aderibigbe were represented at today’s sitting at Federal High Court Abuja Court 6 by Ibritam & Associates.
However, www.insideglasshouse.com gathered that Pinnick and the other NFF officials, namely Seyi Akinwunmi, Shehu Dikko, Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’ and Mohammed Sanusi were not represented even though they have been officially served.
The interested parties have said they are appealing a “dubious” ruling by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu on November 5, 2019, that purportedly discharged and acquitted Pinnick and the four other officials.
The applicants subsequently dragged Justice Ojukwu to the National Judicial Council (NJC) after maintaining the ruling in favour of the officials in suit No FHC/ABJ/93/2019 was “dubious”.
Legal experts have since argued that the ruling is not known to law and not in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.