The Periscope reporter
Appeal Court, sitting in Yola has fixed March 19 for hearing, it could also be for judgment; a case concerning the district headship of Jalingo-Maiha, Maiha local government area, northern senatorial district of Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria.
The case is between one Wakili Usman Shehu known as Idi, the appellant who is challenging à Yola High Court Judgment that chased him away from the stook having been found to be illegitimate to the monarchy that former governor Bindow of Adamawa forcefully made him to be and Muhammad Abubakar Suleiman the heir to Ubandoma, whom the High Court approved his legitimacy to take after the late district head; his father and three others as respondents.
The three others are:
* The Emir of Mubi who did not and will not recognise Idi ever as District Head of Jalingo-Maiha, because it was Mahmud’s name he had earlier submitted to the then governor Bindow for approval as unanimously selected by the members of the Mubi Emirate Council, as kingmakers.
* The Adamawa State Governor, this time around Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who has earlier assured that he would not tolerate injustice and that the High Court order must be obeyed.
* The Attorney General under whose control is the High Court that has passed the judgment nullifying Idi’s illegal appointment to the stool
The letter signed by the Court Registrar, which was differently served to both parties, reads in part:
“Take notice that the above Appeal/Judgment/Motion in this appeal will be listed for hearing at Court of Appeal Office, sitting at former Women Development Centre, Justice Buba Ardo Road, Jimeta Yola, on Thursday the 19th Day of March, 2020 at 900 o’clock.”