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Sum Pyem stool: Supreme Court fixes June 3 for enforcement hearing

The Supreme Court has fixed June 3 for hearing and determination of all pending applications on the enforcement application over the earlier judgment on the Sum Pyem stool in Gindiri, Plateau State.

The Supreme Court had on February 1, 2019, upheld Architect Hudu Ibrahim Manomi as the duly elected Sum Pyem of Pyem chiefdom, and has since May 17, 2004, acquired all the vested rights to the throne.

Following the continued failure of the Plateau State government to comply with the apex court’s verdict, Manomi, through his counsel, Abimiku Matthew Esq, applied for enforcement of the judgment.

In the application, Manomi is asking the apex court to make a “mandatory order of the court compelling the 3rd and 4th judgment debtor/applicant (Mangu LGA and Plateau Government)” to install him as the Sum Pyem of Pyem Chiefdom in Gindiri, Mangu LGA within 14 days of the determination of the motion on notice.

He is asking the court to pay him all outstanding salaries, allowances and entitlements accruing to the office in the period. 

The notice was brought under Section 287 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution 1999, 17 of the Supreme Court Act, 2014, Order 3 Rule 6 of the Supreme Court Rules 1999, and Section 97 of the Sheriffs and Civil Processes Act, 2014. 

In the judgement of 2019 read by Justice Mary Odili, the apex court dismissed the appeal by two members of the royal house, Joseph Mato Dakat, and J.C.K. Mallum who challenged the eligibility of Manomi and the selection process. 

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