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Appeal Court Dismisses Suit Against Gov. Ikpeazu

Gov. Ikpeazu

A suit filed against Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State at the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has been thrown out.

Delivering the lead judgment of a panel of appeal court justices on Thursday, Justice Morenike Ogunwumiju noted that the High Court ruling that earlier sacked Mr Ikpeazu as Governor of the state was a great violence to the temple of justice.

Justice Ogunwumiju berated Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja for not listening to Mr Okonji of the Abia State Board of Internal Revenue on the alleged discrepancies in Okezie’s tax paper before reaching at his conclusion.

Justice Ogunwumiju further said there was no evidence that the Governor failed to pay his taxes to the government as at the time he was alleged to have committed the said offence.

“I looked at all the receipts, I did not see anything spectacularly wrong in them,” the judge held on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

Justice Ogunwumiju held that Justice Abang committed a big error in his earlier judgement.

The court then ruled that with its judgement, Mr Ikpeazu still remains as Governor of Abia State.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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