The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday struck out a suit seeking the reinstatement of the suspended President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Isa Ayo Salami. A team of activists, made up of Mr. Jitobo Akanike, Idris Musa, Allens Agbaka, Ibrahim Bawa, Princewill Akpakpan, Obruche Ayeteni, Nosa Ihaza, Timothy Odumosu, Stewart Salomi, Egogo Lawrence and Maxwell Adeniran had approached the Federal High Court asking it to order the reinstatement of Justice Salami who was suspended in August, 2011. The activists who sued on behalf of the Registered Trustees of Centre for the Promotion of Arbitration asked for an order of mandamus to compel the defendants to recall Justice Salami from suspension. They averred that the President breached the Constitution by disregarding the recommendation of the National Judicial Council on Justice Salami’s suspension. The President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke and the National Judicial Council were joined as defendants.
Justice Adamu Bello however struck out the suit. The judgment was scheduled to be delivered last Monday, but could not as a result of the strike action embarked on by Judiciary Workers’ Union all over the country.