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Update On Plateau House Speaker: Clerk, Commissioner Of Police Served With Orders Of Court

The Clerk of the Plateau state house of Assembly and the Commissioner of Police, Plateau state have been served with the orders of court reinstating Abok Ayuba as Speaker of the Plateau state house of Assembly.

Chuwang Paul, Counsel to the Gwottson Fom, Member representing Jos South State constituency and Tyem Pirfa Jinfa, Member representing Langtang North North Constituency who were claimant in the matter confirmed that the Clerk and the CP were served with the order of court on Monday.

Justice Nafisat Lawal Musa of the State High Court Sitting in Jos, on Monday reinstated Abok Ayuba as Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly 18 months after he was impeached by some members of the House

Justice Musa Reinstated Abok Ayuba as the speaker of the Plateau state house of Assembly while granting an injunction restraining the current speaker, Yakubu Sanda from parading himself as the Speaker of the Plateau state house of Assembly

The court granted that, the sum of 20 million naira be paid as exemplary damages to the claimants and went further to make a consequential order to the effect that all the emoluments , salaries, bonuses and allowances of the re-instated Speaker be paid him from from 28 of October 2021 till the day of the expiration of his term as the speaker of the Plateau state house of Assembly.

The Judgement also awarded the sum of N1.5M to be paid as the cost of appearance in favour of counsel to the claimant while another sum of N138, 350:00 is to be paid as cost for filling the suit.

The reinstated Speaker who made a short appearance at the Plateau state house of assembly complex after the judgment indicated that he will resume his position as speaker without any rancour.

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