By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – There seems to be no end in sight in the case of land dispute between the former military administrator of Kebbi State, Colonel John Ubah (Rtd), and Mr. Lawrence Enyesiobi, as the former has asked the presiding Judge, Justice Sami Daka of High Court 14 to disqualify himself in Suit No. KDH/KAD/202/17 because he sensed that the Judge is already biased.
“My Lord, considering all of the above, I will conclude by drawing your kind attention to this popular dictum of law, which states that Justice must not only be done but must be manifestly seen to be done in accordance to the Rule of Law.
“I totally believe that, I cannot get justice in Suit No. KDH/KAD/202/17 due to your partiality and you are already biased attitude on the matter, more so with Hon. Justice Tanimu Zailani as Chief Judge, who has deliberately failed to exonerate himself from my observation. This confirms that the matter is a framed-up against me to cover up my report on corruption.
“I therefore request that you please disqualify yourself in the interest of justice and accordingly refer the case file to the Hon. Chief Judge of Kaduna State High Court for his necessary action, please,” he said.
The presiding Judge of Court 14 in his reaction, who spoke through the Registrar of the Court, said he has followed the Defendant’s request to disqualify himself and he has handed over the file back to the Chief Judge of Kaduna State. He added that it is a due court process and nothing so special about it.