A Kogi State High Court in Lokoja has adjourned a suit filed by the Ibaji Progressive Youth Foundation, a group in the Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State against the council Chairman, Williams Iko-ojo Obiora, for violating their rights and moving the Ibaji Liason Office to another local council, Idah.
SaharaReporters had reported that the youths through their lawyers, Tope Temokun, sued the Obiora-led Ibaji local government, describing his action as desecration of their political representation and economic opportunities.
“An Order for the relocation of all administrative offices belonging to Ibaji Local Government from Idah back to Onyedega, the local government Headquarters of Ibaji,” the court documents read.
“An Order of perpetual injunction restraining the Defendant from further running or carrying out affairs of Ibaji local government in a different local government other than Ibaji; and from immediate relocation of Ibaji Local Government Liason office back to Onyedega.”
The court had assigned the suit for hearing on November 22, 2021.
However, the defendant didn’t show up in court and the suit was adjourned to 20th December 2021.
The prosecutor informed the court that all the process about the case has been served on the defendants and they are yet to file a response.
Obiora represented by one A.O Otame prayed to the court for an adjournment to enable them come and do the needful.