Supreme Court suspends hearing of Kano, Imo, other appeals due to illness to one of the justices


For the second time, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad has been forced to suspend hearing in the governorship appeals before the Supreme Court.

Justice Muhammad, who resumed sitting in the appeals after retiring to his chambers earlier due to congestion in the court hall, suddenly announced a suspension of the hearing due to the illness of one of the seven Justices.

The CJN said the Kano matter alongside the six other governorship appeals will be stood down for medical attention to the unnamed Justice.

Earlier, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), counsel to the PDP governorship candidate in Kano, Abba Kabiru-Yusuf, informed the court that he was withdrawing the preliminary objection to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s brief of argument to enable the apex court determine the matter on its merit. (Daily Trust)

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