Court Rejects Suntai’s Bid to Stop Medical Panel

A High Court sitting in Jalingo has refused to grant the prayers of ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai, asking for an interim injunction to restrain the medical panel set up by the state House of Assembly to investigate his health status.

Justice Silas Haruna, who ruled on an application filed by Suntai, explained that the relief seeking an order of interim injunction to restrain the parliament from determining his medical status was refused because the panel was not joined in the proceeding.

He stressed that “this court lacks the jurisdiction to make an order against a body which had not been joined as proper or necessary party.”

The court, however, restrained the defendants or their agents from taking any action in any manner in relation to the office of the Executive Governor occupied by the plaintiff pending the determination of the motion fixed for September 26.

The court ordered the defendants to file their counter affidavits and written addresses on the motion for interlocutory injunction and originating summons within six days from the date of service of the motion.

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