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Ifeanyi Ubah asks Appeal Court to set aside judgment sacking him

The Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district, Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, has told the Court of Appeal in Abuja that the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)’s stamp and seal on the originating processes of the suit sacking him as a senator were allegedly forged. Ifeanyi Ubah.

This is contained in an affidavit filed by his lawyer, Chief Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), wherein he asked the court to allow him to tender letters from the NBA showing that the stamp and seal had not been issued by the NBA before the processes were filed and the court delivered its judgment.

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The senior lawyer also attached a letter from the Chief Registrar of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) showing that payment for the court processes were made on September 25, 2019, that is about five months after the court had delivered judgment in the suit. Ifeanyi Ubah.

The court delivered judgment in the suit on April 11, 2019. He argued that the trial judge, Justice Bello Kawu, assumed jurisdiction in the case when in fact there were no valid processes before him to confer jurisdiction on him. Responding to a request from Ubah’s lawyers on the date of payment of the filling fees in suit number CV/3033/2018, Anani Anacletus Chuka vs Ubah Patrick Ifeanyi and others, the Chief Registrar of the FCT High Court said: “We write to confirm that the payment in respect of the above named suit was made on September 25, 2019, paid by Argo Ifunanya for an originating summons with receipt No:11643044 and teller No: 0148979 and amount of N4.300 in Aso Savings and Loans.”

The Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district, Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, has told the Court of Appeal in Abuja that the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)’s stamp and seal on the originating processes of the suit sacking him as a senator were allegedly forged.

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