Honourable Justice O.A Adeniyi of the FCT High Court, Abuja awarded cost of N500,000 against the 9th Defendant, A.B Mahmoud SAN in the suit filed by Chief J.K Gadzama SAN challenging the outcome of the 2016 NBA National Election.
The suit which came up for continuation of trial began with the 2nd to 6th defendants’ witness, Mr. Oluwaseun Ajoba, being led in evidence and cross examination. The 7th Defendant could not proceed with its defence because there was no legal representation for the firm while the 8th Defendant did not have any witness.
The 9th Defendant counsel who though had his witness in court sought an adjournment to enable him produce the original documents to be tendered during trial. miffed by the application, the Plaintiff counsel vehemently opposed same arguing that this was a plough to further delay proceeding. The Court agreed with the submission of the Plaintiff and awarded a punitive cost of N500,000 against the 9th Defendant.
Chief JK Gadzama SAN filed the action in 2016 after loosing in the National Election which produced the A.B Mahmoud’s Administration.
The court was further adjourned to 22nd and 25th of June, 2018 for continuation of defence.