Appeal Court reverses sack of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah

 

  The Court of Appeal in Abuja has voided the April 11, 2019 judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which purported to sack Ifeanyi Ubah as Senator for Anambra South senatorial district.

  A three-man panel of the court, led by Justice Stephen Adah, was unanimous that the judgement delivered by Justice Bello Kawu, was a nullity on the grounds that the originating process was incompetent having not been signed by a lawyer as required; the judgment was given without jurisdiction, and that Ubah was denied fair hearing by the FCT High Court.

   Justice Adah, in the lead judgment, which the two other members of the panel agreed with, held among others that, since the cause of action arose in Anambra State, the FCT High Court was without the requisite territorial jurisdiction to have entertained the case.

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