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Court fixes date for judgment in suit challenging appointment of Customs boss

A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed September 16 to deliver judgment in a suit challenging the appointment of retired Colonel Hameed Ali as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service.

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The suit, which was instituted by a human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, in November 2015, was argued before Justice Sule Hassan.

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Adegboruwa sought the interpretation of the court as to whether the President could appoint anyone as comptroller-general of customs without complying with Section 3 of the Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria made on March 25, 2002.

He argued that the said gazette stipulated that only those within the rank of Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs could be elevated as substantive Comptroller-General.

Adegboruwa asked the court to nullify the appointment.

In response to the case, the Nigeria Customs Service filed a preliminary objection dated April 29, 2016 challenging the locus standi (legal right) of the applicant to file and maintain the suit.

The Customs Service contended further that Adegboruwa’s suit was a mere academic exercise raising hypothetical questions that the court must not entertain.

The court heard arguments from counsels to the parties on June 15 and adjourned for judgment.

The judgment is now slated to be delivered on September 16.

5 Comments on Court fixes date for judgment in suit challenging appointment of Customs boss

  1. We are keeping eye on it

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  2. No wahala

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  3. What do u expect from Aboki Buhari

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  4. Who be this aboki self!!!way nna waste nna time on like this

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  5. Na PMB former Army friend wey need work, him give work for Customs. U know say, money plenty there. Nothing spoil, nepotism or favoring a friend is not Corruption even if the Definition of Corruption includes NAPOTISM AND FAVORITISM IN THE DICTIONARY!!!!!

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