The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, has stopped the warrant of arrest issued towards the Chairman of Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, by Justice Stephen Pam of the Federal Excessive Court.
A 3-man panel led by Justice Abdul Aboki suspended the enforcement of the arrest warrant in a ruling it delivered right now, Monday August 13th. Professor Mahmood had filed an enchantment earlier than the courtroom, asking that the warrant of arrest issued final week, by Justice Pam, be put aside.
Justice Aboki held that because the matter has been adjourned to September 17th for listening to of the principle enchantment, “it will likely be prejudicial for the trial courtroom to proceed with listening to of the matter scheduled for August 14.
Justice Pam on August 1st, 2018, gave the warrant of arrest of Prof. Mahmood following his absence in courtroom to point out trigger why he shouldn’t be despatched to jail for contempt of courtroom. The contempt continuing was filed by Ejike Oguebego and Chuks Okoye, Chairman and Authorized Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), Anambra State respectively.
The choose made the order for Mahmood to seem earlier than him whereas ruling on a preliminary objection by INEC and its Chairman in a contempt continuing filed by Ejike Oguebego and Chuks Okoye, Chairman and Authorized Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) in Anambra State, respectively.
Following the service of Type 49 on Prof Mahmood, the courtroom summoned him to point out trigger why he shouldn’t be dedicated to jail for disobeying the order of the courtroom made on December 5, 2014, restraining him from accepting or receiving or in accordance recognition to any listing of nominated candidates for elective posts for the Senate, Home of Representatives and Home of Meeting of Anambra state within the 2015 basic elections besides people who emanated from the plaintiffs, which order was affirmed by the Supreme Court on January 29, 2016.