Court to hear contempt charge against railway chiefThe Federal High Court will on the 10th of December, hear a contempt charge against Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Managing Director Fidet Okhiria.

Justice Muslim Hassan had on Monday issued a bench warrant for his arrest for allegedly disobeying a court order.

The judge said Okhiria should appear to show cause as to why he should not be committed to prison for contempt.

Justice Hassan ordered the police to arrest and produce him in court.

Moruf Salami, Uyo Nwajei and Aisha Gwadabe had sued the NRC and four others over attempts to forcefully and illegally acquire their properties without due process.

The plaintiffs had earlier filed an ex-parte application against the NRC, the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing, China Construction and Electrical Investment Company Limited, Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General of the Federation.

They sought an order restraining the defendants from demolishing, damaging or tampering with their properties on Block 1 House 1, Block B House 1 and Block E House 2, Adisa Housing Estate 308B, Murtala Mohammed Way, Yaba, Lagos pending the determination of their motion on notice.

The plaintiffs also prayed the court to restrain the defendants from disturbing their peaceful possession of the properties pending the determination of the motion on notice.

 

 

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