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BREAKING:Bizman withdraws N100m suit against Benue govt

BREAKING:Bizman withdraws N100m suit against Benue govt……CONTINUE READING>>>>>>

The owner of London Line Automobile Workshop, Mr Emmanuel Viashima, on Monday, withdrew his case filed against the Benue State Government over an infringement of his fundamental rights to acquire and own a movable property.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Viashima had dragged the state government and four others to court seeking for a fundamental right pursuant to Order 1 of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules, 2009.

In an originating summon, the applicant informed the court that his automobile workshop was unlawfully invaded by the Benue State Assets Recovery Committee on July 11, where 32 vehicles were carted away.

He insisted that the vehicles they took away did not belong to the government.

Viashima, therefore, asked the court for an order directing the government to release the vehicles to him.

The applicant also asked for an order of general aggravated damages of the sum of N100 million in his favour against the government.

In reply to the summon, the Secretary of the Assets Recovery Committee, Mr Terlumun Tombowua, said a search warrant duly signed by the Chief Magistrate was issued to the committee before they conducted the search.

Tombowua said nobody had come to lay claims to the ownership of the vehicles since the recovery was done.

However, when the case came up for hearing on Monday, counsel for Viashima, Mr T. Wombo, informed the court that he got an instruction from his client to withdraw the case.

Counsel for the defendants, Mr P. A Agbese, did not object to the application for withdrawal but asked for N200,000 cost for his appearance in court against the applicant.

Ruling, Justice T.A Kume granted the application for withdrawal without cost.……CONTINUE READING>>>>>>

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