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Court bars gov’t from installing Yakubu as Ejeh of Ankpa

A High Court sitting in Anyigba, Kogi State, presided by Justice Funso Ajayi has restrained the state government from proceeding with the coronation of Abubakar Ahmed…

A High Court sitting in Anyigba, Kogi State, presided by Justice Funso Ajayi has restrained the state government from proceeding with the coronation of Abubakar Ahmed Yakubu as the Ejeh of Ankpa pending the hearing and determination of the suit challenging his appointment.

Also, Justice Ajayi further restrained 2nd to 6th defendants in the suit namely: the State Government; the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice; the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; the Igala Area Traditional Council and Ankpa Local Government Traditional Council, “from recognising or further recognising the 1st defendant (Yakubu) as the Ejeh of Ankpa or dealing and/or relating with the 1st defendant as such.”

Equally, the court restrained Yakubu from parading or further parading himself as the Ejeh of Ankpa, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit before the court.

The presiding judge gave the order while ruling on an interlocutory application filed by the claimant, Musa Alhassan Akor, on behalf of members of the Oko, Ogbaje, Adokpa and Akeyi Ruling Houses of Onu Enjema Traditional Clan in Enjema District of Ankpa Local Government Area.