By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
A Plateau State High Court hss issued an interim injunction stopping Governor Simon Lalong from tampering with the composition of the Gbong Gwom Jos Traditional stool.
The Injunction issued by Justice Christine Dabup of High Court V, after listening to Mr Niri Darong, Counsel to seven sons of Birom led by Mr Daniel Choji, on behalf of themselves and all adult male berom indigenes of Berom Districts in Jos North, Jos South, Barkin Ladi and Riyom Local Governments.
New Nigerian gathered that joined in the suit against the Plateau State Government as the 1st defendant are the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs as 2nd and 3rd defendants.
Others are the Chairman, Jos North and Chairman Riyom Local Government as 4th and 5th defendants respectively.
Justice Dabup said that her action was sequel to a motion Ex parte dated May 22, 2019 and filed the same day, and deposed to by one Da Daniel Chji of Dong, Kabong, Jos North Local Government, who prayed the court for an interim injunction and mandatory order.
The court went on and ordered the defendants, their agents, representatives or privies not to tamper with the Jos Joint Traditional Council including “suspending or deposing any member of the Jos Joint Traditional Council pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.’’
“The defendants are mandated to continue to recognize the Gbong Gwom Jos as the President of Jos Joint Traditional Council made up of Jos North, Jos South, Barkin Kadi and Riyom Ocal Governments pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice, ‘’ the court ordered.
The court however fixed June 11 for the hearing of the motion on notice as it declared he status must be maintained.