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Salami’s suspension: Court strikes out suit urging reinstatement


The Federal High Court on Monday in Abuja struck out a suit seeking the reinstatement of Justice Ayo Salami as president of the Court of Appeal.

The registered trustees of the Centre for the Promotion of Arbitration led other 10 plaintiffs to institute the case.

Delivering the judgement, Justice Adamu Bello held that the plaintiffs lacked the “locus standi” to institute the action.

Bello further held that “in the circumstance, the court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain the suit”.

“The suit is, therefore, struck out for lacking in merit. Only Justice Ayo Salami can bring the action challenging his suspension as president of the Court of Appeal.

“This is not a violation of public interest issue but rather a private rights issue that can only be challenged by the person directly affected”, he said.

The plaintiffs are Jitobo Akande, Idris Musa, Allens Agbaka, Ibrahim Bawa, Princewell Akpakpan, Obruche Ayeteni, Nosa Ihaza, Timothy Odumosu, Stewart Salomi, Egogo Lawrence and Maxwell Adeniran.