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The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, in Ebonyi State, on Thursday, accused the Chief Registrar of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Mr. Emmanuel Gakko Abuja, of undermining the integrity and jurisdiction of the court docket.

Chairman of the PDP committee within the State, Hon. Fred Udeeogu made the claims in an announcement made obtainable to DAILY POST.

He stated it was prejudicial for the Chief Registrar to arrange an administrative panel over points, with go well with No: FHC/ABJ/CS/1609/202, already earlier than the Federal Excessive Court docket for adjudication.

Events within the go well with embody: Hon. Fred Udeogu and ten others, (plaintiffs), in addition to Barr. Onyekachi Nwebonyi, for himself and as representing members of the dissolved Ebonyi State PDP Government Committee, as defendants.

It was gathered that upon an utility by the plaintiffs, the presiding decide, Hon. Justice I. E. Ekwo, had given an order directing that the originating processes and all different subsequent processes within the matter be served on the first, 2nd and Third Defendants by substituted means to wit: by pasting on the gate of Osborne La Palm Resort, Kpirikpiri Street, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Nevertheless, the plaintiffs stated even after the court docket order had been complied with, the defendants returned to the court docket claiming that they have been but to be served.

Udeogu stated the defendants had gone to the extent of conniving with the Court docket registrar to place the bailiff on probe.

His assertion learn: “The purported story by Roy Nwaeze, the brother to the governor of Ebonyi State, and a counsel on report within the stated matter, which he has been circulating on-line concerning the non-service of the court docket processes on his purchasers, is fake, and a calculated try to malign the Hon Fred Udeogu-led caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Get together in Ebonyi in State.

The Federal Excessive Court docket, Choose, Justice I. Ekwo, on the sixteenth day of December 2020, granted an order, directing that the originating processes and all different subsequent processes in Go well with No FHC/ABJ/CS/1609/2020, be served on the first -Third Defendants by substituted means, by pasting similar on the gate of Osborne La Palm Resort, Abakiliki.

The Bailiff of the Federal Excessive Court docket, who went to serve the court docket course of was arrested by the safety on the lodge even though he confirmed his ID card as officer of court docket and in addition introduced the order of the court docket to the stated safety who subsequently launched him.

The processes have been served by pasting on the gate of Osborne La Palm Resort as directed by the Court docket, and footage of the Bailiff of the court docket taken, whereas he was pasting the processes on the gate of the Resort. Regardless of the service of the Originating Summons on the first -Third Defendants, and their consciousness of the pendency of the go well with, they uncared for to seem earlier than the court docket, as that they had a lot confidence that they are going to muscle their method by way of and prepare made judgment from the Excessive Court docket of Ebonyi State underneath the governor who simply decamped to APC.

It was solely when it grew to become clear to them that they may not drive the Excessive Court docket of Ebonyi State into doing their ungodly bidding, that they now resurfaced on the Federal Excessive Court docket Abuja, claiming ignorance of the court docket processes.

It’s on report that Chief Onyekachi Nwebonyi, by way of Roy Nwaeze, the brother to the governor of Ebonyi State, denied ever having any assembly on the stated Osborne La Palm Resort, Abakiliki, of their movement asking the court docket to put aside the service on them. The Hon Fred Udeogu-led Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Get together in Ebonyi State, filed counter to the movement on discover, filed by Roy Nwaeze, to put aside the interlocutory order in opposition to his purchasers, and repair of the court docket processes on them.

Within the stated affidavit, proof clearly confirmed that the stated Chief Onyekachi Nwebonyi and his dethroned former government committee members of the PDP in Ebonyi State, had in truth, continuously held conferences on the stated Osborne La Palm Resort Abakiliki. Given this revelation, quite than await the movement to be heard and a dedication made by the court docket, the identical Roy, modified course and resorted to attacking the harmless bailiffs of the court docket.

Whereas the movement filed by Roy Nwaeze the governor’s brother was subsisting and pending in court docket, he muscled his method by way of the Chief Registrar of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Mr. Emmanuel Gakko, and made false accusations in opposition to the Bailiffs of the court docket, to the impact that the court docket processes served on the first -Third Defendants, by the Bailiffs of the court docket, have been now not served.

It’s unlucky that the Chief Registrar of the Federal Excessive Court docket, whom we perceive had earlier grouse in opposition to the Bailiff who served the court docket processes, took benefit of the state of affairs to instantly arrange a committee to strive the stated Bailiff in accordance with the dictates of Roy Nwaeze the governor’s brother.

It’s unlucky that the Chief Registrar of the Federal Excessive Court docket, who himself is a lawyer, couldn’t await the dedication of the movement filed by the identical Roy Nwaeze, difficult the service of the method of the court docket, on the first -Third Defendants, earlier than dashing, resulting from his animosity in opposition to the stated Bailiff, and stress by Roy Nwaeze, to arrange a panel to strive the Bailiff.

The motion of the Chief Registrar of the Federal Excessive Court docket was executed in dangerous religion, and undermines the integrity and jurisdiction of the Federal Excessive Court docket, earlier than whom the identical situation has been introduced for adjudication.

Why was the Chief Registrar of the Federal Excessive Court docket in such a haste to arrange a panel? Why did he not await the court docket to find out the identical situation which has been submitted to court docket? Why was Roy Nwaeze aware about the proceedings of the Panel, even whereas he was nonetheless in court docket, when the matter was being heard by the stated panel?

These are all questions begging for solutions. It’s most unlucky that the identical Roy Nwaeze, is the one now sending messages to the legal professionals on report within the matter, informing them of the proceedings of the panel, and that the Bailiff will quickly be dismissed, even when there was no dedication to that impact.

We name on the Chief Choose of the Federal Excessive Court docket to intervene on this matter, to save lots of the integrity of the judiciary.

The Chief Registrar of the Federal Excessive Court docket, at the side of Roy Nwaeze, at the moment are making a dedication of issues already pending earlier than the court docket administratively, with out permitting the court docket to succeed in a verdict by some means.

It’s subsequently in view of the foregoing that we deny categorically the false and malicious publications sponsored by Roy Nwaeze, alleging that the court docket processes in Go well with No FHC/ABJ/CS/1609/2020, weren’t served on the first – Third Defendants.”

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