Industrial Court Strikes Out Sanusi’s Suspension Suit

The suit filed by the Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi challenging his suspension as the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by President Goodluck Jonathan has been struck out by the National Industrial Court (NIC).

The matter which the suit sought to deal remains hanging and not completely resolved as the National Industrial Court adjourned till November 7, 2014 for the hearing of motion on notice for stay of execution of the judgment delivered by Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the federal high court.

“We have filed a notice of discontinuance of this suit and we have served same on the respondents,” Sanusi’s lead counsel, Kola Awodein (SAN), informed the court.

Mathew Edum who appeared for President Goodluck Jonathan did not object told the application to discontinue the suit.

Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) counsel to the 2nd defendant, the Attorney General of the Federation also did not oppose the plaintiff’s application for withdrawal of the suit.

He however asked for adjournment to enable him consult with his client on his pending motion on notice for stay of execution of the federal high court judgment.

Ozekhome also told the court that he had a pending appeal at the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division distinct from the plaintiff’s appeal in same court that arose from the suit. [Thisday]

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