Justice Hafsat Abdulrahman of Adamawa state High Court sitting in Yola has adjourned the case filed against Governor Murtala Nyako over his attempt to secure a $24million loan from the Islamic Development Bank to December 9 2013.
The plaintiffs in the suit who are prominent stakeholders from the state namely; Engr. Albert Stephen, Dr. Penni Boga and Dr. Francis Zira, are asking the court to stop Governor Nyako, the Adamawa State Government from taking the loan and the Adamawa State House of Assembly from granting approval for securing the loan.
The plaintiffs are asking the court to declare the decision as unwarranted, unreasonable and unconstitutional considering the high financial indebtedness of the state.
When the case was mentioned, F.D. Kozah Esq. appeared for the plaintiffs, while Konleganyiga U. J. Esq. appeared for the Adamawa State Government, Governor Nyako and the Attorney-General and commissioner for Justice, while Abubakar Sa’ad Esq. appeared for the State House of Assembly.
Kozah told the court that the matter was for mention and that the defendants have filed their memorandum of appearance, adding however, that they did not filed their statement of defence.
He noted that they were still within time to file their statement of defence and other processes required by the rules of the court, adding that, in that circumstance, the court should adjourn the case to a suitable date to enable the defendants file their statement, if any.
The defendants conceded and accordingly Justice Hafsat Abdulrahman adjourned the case to the 9th of December for mention.
The trial judge based the long adjournment on the need for her to travel abroad for medical attention.