AGUMAGU v. NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL & ORS (2014)

In The Supreme Court of Nigeria

On Tuesday, the 25th day of November, 2014

SC.714/2014(R)

Before Their Lordships

MUHAMMED SAIFULLAH MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

KUMAI BAYANG AKA’AHS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

Between

HON. JUSTICE P.N.C. AGUMAGU –Appellant

AND

NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL & ORS- Respondent

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OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR, J.S.C. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): Pending in the Court of Appeal are these appeals.CA/A/361/14
CA/A/316A/14
CA/A/361B/14Learned counsel for the appellant seeks a stay of proceedings of the three appeals pending the hearing of his appeal to this court on the grounds inter alia that the Court of Appeal was wrong in its interpretation of the provisions of the Court of Appeal Practice Direction of 2013.

We have examined this, and the other grounds of appeal and are satisfied that the issues in the appeal are matters that can be brought to this court when the appeals supra are concluded.

Accordingly application for stay of proceedings of the pending appeals in the Court of Appeal is hereby struck out. Notice of Appeal to this court is also struck out.

Hearing of the pending appeals are to proceed with despatch in the Court of Appeal.

MUHAMMED SAIFULLAH MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE, J.S.C.: I agree.

NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA, J.S.C.: I agree.


KUMAI BAYANG AKA’AHS, J.S.C.: 
I agree.


CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE, J.S.C.: 
I agree.

Appearances

Chief Akin Olujinmi, SAN with him are
O.I. Olorundare, SAN
A. Olujinmi
A. Akinsanya
N. Nwankwo
Mrs. A. Omoyemi Balogun
R. Ebikade For Appellant

AND

Chief W. Olanipekun, SAN for the 1st Respondent with him are P.O. Jimoh Lasisi SAN, S.A. Mustapha, T. Alabi, B. Araromi Mrs, A. Aluju Mrs., V. Onyemanwa & I. Akintunde
G.A. Adetola Kassim, SAN for the 2nd Respondent with him are J. Balogun, A.I. Adebayo, J.T. Komolafe.
O.A. Omonuwa, SAN for the 3rd & 4th Respondents with him U. Diegbe, O.J. Iheko. For Respondent.

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