Court Restrains Kaduna Govt, 6 Others From Selling, Allocating NIPOST Land

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By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON

A High Court in Kaduna has given an order restraining the Kaduna State Government and six others from interfering with landed property belonging to the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST).
Justice E. Andow gave the order among several prayers following a Motion on Notice filed by Barrister Samuel Yusuf on behalf of the Applicant. “AN ORDER of interlocutory injunction restraining the Defendant either by themselves, their servants, agents, privies or whosoever acting on their behalf from interfering with the plaintiff’s/Applicant’s peacefulpossession, quiet enjoyment, use and occupation of its Parcel of Land consisting of Landed Properties, Structures and Buildings at NIPOST Training School, NIPOST Workshop, Staff Quarters and the RecreationalFacilities along College Road, Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.
“AN ORDER of interlocutory injunction PEN-DE-LITE that all parties of this suit maintain STATUS QUO ANTE BELLUM and further restraining all the parties to this suit from further selling alienating, assignments transfer of defendant’s property along College Road, Kurmin Mashi,Kaduna without the consent and approval of the Postmaster Generalapproval of Nigerian Postal Service and the Minister of Communications, pending the hearing of the substantive suit, the court order dated March 10, 2022 said.

The court also in the three prayers granted,  said, “And for such further orders or other orders as this Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances”

In the SUIT NO: KDH/KAD/226/2022between: Nigerian Postal Service as  Applicant and the following as Defendants:1. GOVERNOR OF KADUNA STATE2. GOVERNMENT OF KADUNA STATE3. ATTORNEY GENERAL OF KADUNA STATE4. KADUNA STATE GEOGRAPHICALINJUNCTION SYSTEM (KADGIS)5. COMMISSIONER FOR LANDS, SURVEY ANDCOUNTRY PLANNING6. KADUNA STATE LAND USE AND ALLOCATIONCOMMITTEE7. KADUNA STATE URBAN PLANNINGDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (KASUPDA) the motion ex-parte dated March 9 sought three prayers, and all were granted.
“Upon a Motion Ex-parte dated 9th March, 2022 brought pursuant to Order 15 Rule 3 (1) (2) andOrder 36 (1) (2) of the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2007 of Kaduna State, S. 54 (1), S. 57 (A) (B) (C) and S. 6 (2) (3) (A) of the 2nd scheduled to NIPOSTAct Cap N127, LFN, 2004. S. 49 (1), LUA 1978 as contained in S. 315 (D) of the 1999 Constitution asamended, S. 44 of the 1999 Constitution and underthe inherent Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court asprovided for in S. 6 (6) of the 1999 Constitutionpraying for the following orders,” it said.

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