...Ik­peazu’s ap­pli­ca­tion for stay of re­moval stalled

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By John Chuks Azu

Hear­ing of the ap­pli­ca­tion for stay by Gov­er­nor Okezie Ik­peazu of Abia State be­fore a Fed­eral High Court in Abuja has been fur­ther stalled by the ex­ten­sion of the public hol­i­days in the coun­try.

Jus­tice Okon Abang had on Mon­day fixed Thurs­day, July 7 for hear­ing on the ap­pli­ca­tion for stay of ex­e­cu­tion of the court’s judg­ment of June 27, which sacked Ik­peazu over false tax dec­la­ra­tion.

But the fed­eral gov­ern­ment yes­ter­day an­nounced the ex­ten­sion of the public Hol­i­days to Wed­nes­day 6 and Thurs­day 7, in view of the con­tin­u­a­tion of the Ra­madan fast.

A coun­sel in the mat­ter said with the devel­op­ment, the court would not sit un­til a fresh hear­ing no­tice was is­sued and served on par­ties.

This means the prob­a­ble hear­ing date will be Mon­day July 11, same date the court’s va­ca­tion is ex­pected to com­mence.

Ik­peazu’s team of lawyers com­pris­ing Wole Ola­nipekun, Kanu Agabi, Ade­moyega Awom­olo, Onyechi Ik­peazu and Mike Osuman, all of them Se­nior Ad­vo­cates of Nige­ria (SAN) had in­formed the court that the stay was to en­able the gov­er­nor ex­haust his right of ap­peal at the Ap­peal Court, Abuja.

Gov Ik­peazu

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