An ex-presidential candidate was fined N40M by the court for attempting to thwart Tinubu’s inauguration.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has fined former presidential candidate Ambrose Owuru N40 million in advance of May 29’s swearing-in for bringing a pointless lawsuit to prevent Bola Tinubu’s inauguration.
NewsReport Nigeria gathered that the Court ordered Owuru to pay the sum of N10m each to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and Tinubu.
Justice Jamil Tukur, who read the lead judgement of the three-man panel of the court, held that Owuru embarked on a gross abuse of the court process by filing a frivolous suit to provoke the respondents.
The Court of Appeal held that the grievances of Owuru against the 2019 presidential election were not only strange but uncalled for because the grievances had been pursued up to the Supreme Court and were dismissed for want of merit.
Justice Tukur said that the action of Owuru to resuscitate the case that died in 2019 at the Supreme Court was aimed at making the lower courts go on a collision course with the supremacy of the Apex Court.