Federal High Court Redeploys Justices Abang, Liman, Others

Highly controversial Justice Okon Abang of Federal High Court, Abuja, has been redeployed.
He is among 10 others, who have been redeployed from their division by thee Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta.
Justice Abang is redeployed from Abuja to Asaba Division, Delta State.
Recall, Abang was at the centre of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crisis that torn the party into two especially as regard Ondo State candidacy of the party in the November 26 governorship election in the state.
Also, the Abia State governorship tussle in which Abang had ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to give certificate of Return to Uche Ogah,in a judgment that elicited disdain from legal luminaries and the general public.
The judgment had dethronement the present Governor Okezie Ikpeazu. The Appeal Court later quashed the judgment.
Also affected by the new posting Justice Mohammed Liman of Port Harcourt Division.
He is to move from Port Harcourt to Enugu Division. He was also at the centre of scandalous as regards PDP convention in Port Harcourt.
The circular for the posting read in part:: “In view of the fact some divisions are currently short of judges following the recent developments in the court, it has become necessary to take urgent steps to fill in existing vacancies.
“Affected Judges are expected to resume in their new divisions by January 30, 2017.
“The judges shall continue with the hearing of criminal cases currently before them, as well as at least two witnesses have testified.”
Others affected include Justice S. Saidu (moved from Lagos to Port Harcourt); Justice A.O. Faji (from Asaba to Lagos); Justice R. M. Aikawa (from Sokoto to Lagos); Justice B.O. Quadri (from Port Harcourt to Abuja); and Justice Mallong Hoommuk (from Port Harcourt to Lafia).
The rest are: Justice K.K. Dagat (from Lagos to Kano); Justice Saleh Idrissa (Kano to Sokoto); Justice H.I.O. Oshomah (from Lafia to Port Harcourt) and Justice J.K. Omotosho) from Kano to Port Harcourt.

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