The preliminary objection that was submitted by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to a suit brought by Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State is scheduled to be heard on July 11 by a Federal High Court in Abuja. The objection was filed on Tuesday.
In addition to setting the date, Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the NYSC an order requiring them to file and serve their statement of defense within seven days after receiving the order.
This turn of events came about after the defense attorney for the defendants, Aminu Sadauki, made an oral application asking for about one week to answer to Mbah’s substantive matter.
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Justice Ekwo also cautioned journalists from engaging in speculation in their report of the lawsuit brought against the youth program by the governor of Enugu over allegations of forged discharge certificates. The case was brought against the youth scheme by the governor.
The judge issued the caution after he rejected the application for joinder that was submitted by the Labour Party and its candidate for governorship in the election held in Enugu State, Jonathan Edeoga. The Labour Party and Jonathan Edeoga thereafter attempted to withdraw their petition.
People who have not been made parties will go and start addressing the media on hypothetical concerns, and the media will start publishing things when they have not read the proceedings. This is the problem that I have with this kind of activity.
“I have always made it clear to the press that the proceedings taking place in this court are available to the public.
He stated that only in this country do those who claim to be journalists become agents. “It is only in this country that you see this,” he remarked.
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