A retired Major General of the Nigerian Army, AbdulRauf Tijjani, has appealed the judgment of a Federal High Court, Abuja, which dismissed his suit against the Lagos State Government, the National Judicial Council and six others over alleged unlawful seizure of his expanse of land in Lagos State.
Justice Inyang Ekwo had on October 14, 2020, dismissed the N8bn suit on the grounds that it (suit) was defective and constituted a gross abuse of court process.
Tijjani, however, on October 26, 2020, filed two grounds of notice of appeal urging the court to set aside the Federal High Court’s judgment.
He also urged the Court of Appeal to grant all the declarative prayers, which the Federal High Court refused to grant.
The appellant faulted the judgment on the grounds that it was discriminatory against him based on alleged legal technicalities.
He added that the trial judge erred in law when he glossed over the alleged stealing of case file against a serving judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos.
General Tijjani had sued the NJC, the Federal High Court, Justice Ayokunle Faji and other respondents.
He alleged that a judgment he had earlier was criminally sabotaged by the Lagos authorities in connivance with the Federal High Court judge.
The plaintiff had prayed the judge to compel the NJC to pay him a sum of N100m for alleged misconduct of the judge.
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