The case with originating motion No: CV/1413/18 brought before the High Court of Federal Capital Territory by Ashimole Felix Chukwuma against the Corporate Affairs Commission and 3 others, came up today, being the 15th day of May, 2018 before the FCT High Court two (2).
As the matter commenced, Dr Femi Ogunlade, representing the 1st and 2nd Respondent, informed the Court that their Counsel, is Mr. Okolie SAN who unfortunately was not in court. Also absent in court was the 3rd Respondent, Mrs. Azuka Azinge. The 4th Respondent was however in Court but informed the Court that his Counsel is same with that of the 1st and 2nd Defendants who was absent in court.
At the commencement of the case, counsel for the Applicant, Godwin Diugwu, Esq who appeared with Prince Adebiyi Adetosoye, Rita Imoh, and Urenna Okorie applied that the 3rd Respondent’s name to be struck out and that he be allowed to proceed with the Originating Motion.
The Representative of CAC on the other hand argued that the mistake of their Counsel should not be visited on them. They therefore pleaded for a short adjustment, to enable them meet with their lawyer. Godwin Diugwu Esq then asked for cost, while conceding to the plea for a short adjustment.
The Court ruled on the formal application for the removal of the 3rd Respondent, while denying to award costs to the party. The matter was subsequently adjourned to 1st June, 2018 for hearing.
TheNigerialawyer recalls that Ashimole Felix, the claimant, had earlier sued the corporate affairs commission and three (3) others for the violation of his rights, among others, his right to freedom of movement, as he was said to have been refused access to all offices of CAC office nationwide. By an application of an origination motion, the claimant had asked the court to award the sum of 10Million Naira as damages for denying him access into all offices of the 1st Respondent (CAC).