By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
The Supreme Court has fixed December 14, 2021, for hearing of the enforcement application over the inauguration of the Sum Pyem-elect of Pyem Chiefdom in Gindiri, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, Architect Hudu Ibrahim Manomi.
The new date followed the adjournment of the matter in July over the tight diary of the court and the upcoming vacations.
Arc Manomi filed the enforcement application informing the Supreme Court that the state and local government area had refused to obey its order to install him on the stool.
In a motion seeking to enforce the judgment of the Supreme Court delivered on February 1, 2019, Manomi said the Plateau State Government and Mangu Local Government Area refused to install him as Sum Pyem on the basis that the verdict was academic.
In the application filed by his counsel, Abimiku Matthew Esq, Manomi is asking the apex court to make a “mandatory order of the court compelling the 3rd and 4th Judgment Creditor/Applicant (Mangu LGA and Plateau Government)” to install him as the Sum Pyem of Pyem Chiefdom in Gindiri, Mangu LGA, within 14 days of the determination of the motion on notice.
The lawyer said he brought the notice pursuant to Section 287 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution 1999, 17 of the Supreme Court Act, 2014, Order 3 Rule 6 of the Supreme Court Rules 1999, and Section 97 of the Sheriffs and Civil Processes Act, 2014.
In the judgement of 2019 read by Justice Mary Odili, the apex court dismissed the appeal by two members of the royal house, Joseph Mato Dakat and J.C.K. Mallum, who had challenged the eligibility of Manomi and the selection process. The court also granted Manomi’s prayers, including payment of all entitlements.