Court Sets Aside the Suspension of 4 Gombe House of Assembly Members

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Hon Justice H. S. Mohammed of the Gombe State High Court on Thursday,  4th October, 2018 set aside the suspension of four members of the Gombe State House of Assembly who were suspended by the House on 25th May, 2018 for 180 legislative days and ordered for their immediate resumption of their legislative duties.

The suspended members, Honourable Sadiq Abubakar Ibrahim, Honourable Mohammed A. Bello, Honourable Abdullahi Abubakar and Honourable Walid Mohammed Kwami together with some of their constituents filed an action in court against the Gombe State House of Assembly and 2 others.

In an Originating Summons dated 6th June, 2018 with Suit No: GM/100/2018  filed by Taufiq Law Office , the Claimants sought a “Declaration that their purported suspension for 180 legislative days was unconstitutional, illegal, null and void and of no legal effect whatsoever.”

Delivering the judgement, the Court granted parts of the reliefs sought by the Plaintiffs. Accordingly, the Court nullified their suspension and ordered that they shall resume their seats in Gombe State House of Assembly with immediate effect.

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