23rd November, 2015
A high court in Benin, presided over by Justice A. Edodo-Eruaga, has ordered the Edo state police commissioner, Chris Ezike, to prevent the installation of one Chief Luke Abbas as Eze Ndigbo of Edo state.
Justice Edodo-Eruaga’s order followed an ex parte motion filed by Chief Fecus Ezekwere and two others on behalf of the Igbo
community union in Benin city.
The court in an enrolment order signed by its Assistant Director, granted an interim injunction restraining Abbas from presenting himself to Eze Nwosu Ibe for installation as Eze Ndigbo of Edo State.
Justice Edodo-Eruaga also restrained Ibe and his agents from installing Abbas as Eze Ndigbo of Edo State pending the determination of the motion on notice.
Additionally, he gave an order of interim injunction restraining the state commissioner of police from “permitting or allowing Ibe and Abbas to assemble at Abbas’s residence for the purpose of installing him as Eze Ndigbo of Edo State.”
The case has been adjourned to 22 December for hearing of the motion on notice.