Rtd Maj Gen Looses ₦8b Suit Against Lagos, Others On Alleged Land Seizure

14 October 2020 by VICTORIA ABAH

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed an N8.1 billion suit instituted by rtd Major General AbdulRauf Tijani against the Lagos State Government and six others over an alleged unlawful seizure of his expanse of land in Lagos State.

Justice Inyang Ekwo while delivering judgment dismissed the suit on the ground that it constituted a gross abuse of court process and for also being defective in nature and contents.

Justice Ekwo held that the case of the plaintiff ran foul of section 63 of the Federal High Court Act having been instituted against a serving judge of the court in the discharge of his judicial duties, adding that immunity granted a serving judge in the course of judicial function was not ambiguous and when such a Judge erred, the appropriate place for redress was not a law court.

The ex-army Chief however said he was not satisfied with the judgment and that a notice of appear would be immediately filed to challenge the findings of the court.

General Tijjani had dragged the Lagos State Government, National Judicial Council (NJC), the Federal High Court, Justice Ayokunle Faji and other respondents to court challenging the alleged injustice perpetrated against him by officials of the Lagos State and the serving judge of the Federal High Court.

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