High Court strikes out Natasha Akpoti’s suit against Bello

Written by on January 20, 2020

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, dismissed a suit filed by Social Democratic Party (SDP)’s candidate, Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi, against the Governor, Yahaya Bello, for lacking in locus standi.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, who delivered the judgement, held that the alleged offence was criminal and not a civil case which could be instituted by an individual. The judge, therefore, declared that the plaintiff had no legal right to institute the case.

According to a report, Justice Ekwo had, on Dec. 6, 2019, fixed Jan. 20 to deliver a judgment in the suit seeking Gov. Bello’s disqualification over alleged double registration as a voter.

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