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Forgery: Court Adjourns Saraki, Ekweremadu’s case to June 1

Saraki, Ekweremadu

The case challenging the emergence of Senators Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu as Senate president and deputy president respectively has been adjourned to June 1.

The Federal High Court Abuja adjourned the case following the absence of four out of the six defendants in court on Wednesday.

At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, Justice Stephen Chukwu adjourned the case when he heard that the four defendants were not served with hearing notice by the court bailiff, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Counsel to the plaintiff, Mr. Mamman Osuman (SAN), told Justice Chukwu that counsel to Ekweremadu, Mr. Patrick Ikweto, could not be located for the notice to be served on him.

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Osuman added that findings by his legal team and from the court bailiff indicated that Ikweto had relocated from his chambers in Wuse to an unknown destination.

He said that although the court required counsel relocating office to notify courts where he had cases, Ikweto had not done so.

The judge subsequently adjourned the matter to June 1 and ordered that fresh hearing notices be served on all parties.

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