A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has directed that court docket papers be served on the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, over the listing of alleged looters he launched.
A Rivers High Court in Port Harcourt had in April restrained the minister from mentioning Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the PDP, within the listing.
Counsel to ex-minister Nenadi Usman, Ferdinand Orbih, on Monday, knowledgeable the court docket that he had an exparte utility which he would want to transfer topic to the court docket’s comfort.
Orbih instructed the court docket that his utility was introduced in pursuant to the provisions of the Sheriffs and Civil Processes Act in addition to the Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules.
He mentioned his utility was searching for depart of the court docket, to serve a movement on discover, on the minister, over alleged acts of contempt.
He urged the court docket to grant the exparte utility enabling the defence to serve the mentioned movement on discover on the minister in Abuja, by substituted means, as private service might not be possible.
Ruling, Justice Mohammed Aikawa mentioned: “I’ve perused the applying together with the supporting affidavits and I’m glad that the applying must be granted.
“The application is granted save that it should be served on his Confidential Secretary in Abuja.”