A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed October 21, 2016 as hearing date of a suit filed by House of Representatives member, Abdulmumin Jibrin, who has been suspended by the House.
The former Chairman of the Appropriation Committee, House of Representatives was suspended on Wednesday by members of the house for 180 legislative days.
The lawmaker from Kano filed his suit during the concluded vacation of the Federal High Court, but he could not get it heard by Justice Okon Abang, due to the plaintiff’s failure to first seek and obtain leave of the court for the hearing of the case during the period.
The case was reassigned to Justice John Tsoho when the court resumed from vacation and the matter was fixed for Friday for mention.
Jibrin’s lawyer, Mr. Mohammed Abdulhamid, on Friday informed the judge that the House of Representatives had, by going ahead to suspend his client ‘overreached’ his client’s motion filed before the court to seek an order restraining the House from carrying out the suspension.
Justice Tsoho said since the day’s business was for the mention of the case, he would prefer to adjourn it till October 21 for the hearing of all pending motions.