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Power Cut Stalls Hearing of Sanusi’s Suit Against FRCN


A power cut on Friday forced a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to adjourn hearing of the suit filed by the suspended Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, Mallam Lamido Sanusi against the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN.

Street Journal’s findings revealed that lately the court has relied on about seven giant generators as a result of the poor supply of electricity from the Eko Electricity Distribution Company.

On Friday however, the generators refused to work thereby throwing at least four court rooms into darkness.

As a result of the failure of the generators, four judges oversaw proceedings in near-dark rooms devoid of air conditioning units. The judges permitted counsels to remove their wigs if they wished. The situation forced a number of lawyers to make use of their court papers as hand fans in order to cope with the heat.

Justice James Tsoho was left with no choice but to adjourn the case between Lamido Sanusi and the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN.

The suspended Governor had filed a suit asking the court to restrain the FRCN from investigating him.

A preservatory order restraining the Council from continuing its investigations against the suspended CBN boss pending the determination of the suit was issued last week.

The case was adjourned till next Thursday as a result of the heat in the courtroom which became unbearable.


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