Court restrains Nse Ntuen from parading self as Akwa Ibom Speaker


A High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state on Wednesday ordered Hon. Nse Ntuen to stop parading himself as the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly until the motion filed by the counsel to Speaker Onofiok Luke, is determined.

In a Suit No: HU/382/ 2018, the court ordered the injunction to be served on Nse Ntuen in person and the proof of service filed back in the court.

The ruling by Hon. Justice Ekaete Obot also ordered that the injunction be pasted on every conspicuous part of the Assembly complex to forestall breakdown of law by the sacked lawmakers.

The order read partly, “Upon the court been satisfied that the application has been brought in substantial compliance with the rules of court, accordingly it is ordered as follows:

“That an order of interim injunction be issued restraining Hon. Nse Ntuen from parading himself as the Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly pending the determination of motion on notice filed by Ekemini Udim Esq, Counsel to Speaker Onofiok Luke.

“That this order shall be served alongside the motion of notice and the originating summons on each of the respondents in person and pasting same at a conspicuous places in the Assembly Complex.”

The matter was however adjourned to the 7th day of December 2018 for hearing.


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