REPORT OF COURT SITTING ON THE CASE BETWEEN YEAC-NIGERIA, FYNEFACE DUMNAMENE AND MR. MAO NANGI IN SUIT NO. PHC/1057/CS/2021
We refer to our report and communication dated October 12, 2022 on this subject matter and hereby write to update our members, supporters, Board of Trustees, local and international development partners on the outcome of the court sitting today, Friday, November 4, 2022.
The business at the court today as communicated on October 12 was for the motions for both the amendment to insert “Incorporated trustee of” and striking out “Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC)” from the suit for not adding “incorporated trustees of” to be taken by way of ruling on the motions.
YEAC-Nigeria team led by its Executive Director and second claimant in the suit, Fyneface Dumnamene Fyneface arrived at the court room earlier to witness the proceedings before the court sat by past 9AM.
The presiding judge called and entertained many cases listed for the day and by about 11:43AM informed the court that he has a meeting by 12PM and would have to rise and go for the meeting so that he does not arrive late. He however told those who can wait to do so as he hopes to finish on time and return to the court to continue sitting. At this junction, all cases that were yet to be called including that of Advocacy Centre would have to wait till the judge returns from the meeting or take a new date as no one can predict when the judge would finish the meeting and return to the court.
As the judge left the court, YEAC-Nigeria’s legal team approached the court clerk for a date and was given November 30. The case is thus adjourned to Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
We thank all our members, partners, Board of trustees, local and international development partners who are with us and interested in how this suit progresses to logical conclusion by 2023 as this legal year is already almost over.
FYNEFACE DUMNAMENE FYNEFACE,
Executive Director, YEAC-Nigeria.