Plateau Family Accuses High Court Registrar Of Conniving With 2nd To The 10 Defendants To Flout Court Order  

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Yakubu BusarI


Justice Arum Ashom of the state high N0 5, sitting in Plateau State on Tuesday was absent in court that action has stalled the moving of motion on notice and the matter adjourned to 5th February 2021 as the clerk urged counsels to pick a fresh date.


The absence of the Judge on Tuesday stalled the day hearing and the case was adjourned to the 5th February 2021 for moving on the motion on notice by the plaintiffs’ counsel.


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The 9 plaintiffs who approached the Plateau High Court Jos division, Holden, at Jos, with their motion on notice dated 12th December 2019 brought in pursuant to section 6(6) (a) of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria (cap.c23) LFN  2004 and under the inherent jurisdiction of the honorable court.


The plaintiffs take notice that this honorable court will be moved on 9th November 2020 after the counsel to the plaintiffs might have been heard praying the order of the following,


According to the plaintiffs an order committing the contemnor, to wit: Mrs Ladi .A.Madaki the acting registrar,Panmak Mark Lere,  Esq , the counsel to the 2nd to the 10th contemnors,Hon Shehu Bala , Parisa Jahota Jiwul ords to prison for contempt “ex facie curiae” flouting the court order.



The Plaintiff’s family,Mr. Godwill Jiwul ,Engr Solomon Jahota Jiwul , Walter Jahota Jiwul ,Esq, Mrs. Margaret B. Jiwul ,Mrs Clara Gambo ,Mrs Sarah Pennap ,Barr Grace Akpan (Mrs) and Miss Regina Jahota Jiwul have filed a suit No PLD/J608/2019 challenging the following ,A.J.Jiwul limited ,Parisa Jahota Jiwul, Bala Gotom ,Ade Musa Ajoto,James Jahota Jiwul, Emmanuel Jahota Jiwul, Jonathan Jahota Jiwul ,Sebastian Kopshang ,Ignatius Gambar ,Dimka Williams ,Rayfield Medical Services ltd and Nigerian Air force military hospital Jos as defendants.


The plaintiffs pray the order of injunction of the Hon, Justice, I.I Kinda which was granted them on the 8th November, 2019 in relation to the suit and the consent judgement of the Hon ,Justice, D.G.Mann entered on the 7th March, 2018 in a suit No PLD /J287/2015 consent judgment.


The plaintiffs’ counsel added that for such further orders at this honourable court may deem fit to make in the circumstance.


The plaintiffs explained that the contemnors have remained contemptuous of the judgment which ordered the 3rd and 4th contemnors to stay away from the late Chief Jiwul family and also restored the inter vivos gifts mention in paragraph 6 of the consent judgement and described as the houses given to the plaintiff’s former wives and children should be returned to them which most of the inter vivos gifts are located in the property known as R of O .PL2814 and located at chalim house Estate ,road No 1 university of Jos senior staff quarters Road close ,Bauchi Road Jos. Plateau state (Chalim House Estate)and currently a further subject of litigation in this suit filed on 12th November, 2019 ,in suit PLD /J578/2019 filed on 5th November, 2019 and in suit No .FHC/J/CS/33/2019/filed on 13th September, 2019 all of which panmak Mark Lere Esq has been appearing as counsel for the 2nd to the 10th contemnors.


The plaintiffs’ counsel reiterated that the court has a sacred duty to protect its integrity, Majesty and honour whilst at the same time protecting the administration of justice from the Capricious tendencies of the contemnors sought to be committed registry.


The actions of the contemnors sought to be committed are regrettable and condemnable as it portent a grave danger on the dignity, integrity and honour of the court in this country.


The actions and conduct of the contemnors is a brazen disregard and disrespect to the dignity, integrity sanctity, Majesty and honour of court order of injunctions and consent judgment with disdain, disrespect, and impunity.

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