Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Apo on Monday, 2nd of July, 2018 will determine the contempt proceedings against NBA President, Mr. Mahmoud SAN, Isiaka Olagunju General Secretary of the NBA, and Noah Ajare, in suit No FCT/CV/277/16; Ezenwa Anumnu V Incorporated Trustees of the NBA.
The Court orders restrained the Defendants from interfering with the Plaintiff’s Chairmanship of the Nigerian Bar Abuja Branch, pending the determination of the suit by appointing a caretaker committee or any such committee.
The Nigeria lawyer (TNL) recalls that on the 30th of November, 2017, Soji Olowolafe, Esq, Counsel to the Defendant urged Plaintiff’s Counsel, Tolu Babaleye, Esq, to stand down his application for the issuance of a Bench Warrant for the arrest of the defendants.
Mr. A.B. Mahmoud (SAN) through his counsel has been cautioned for delaying proceedings and disrespecting Court orders.
Also on the 9th of June, 2018, another High C5ourt Judge sitting in the FCT reprimanded the defendant for delaying proceedings and disrespecting the Judex.
The NBA President was ordered to pay the sum of N500,000 as punitive costs