JUST-IN: Court Fines Ex-Presidential Candidate N40 Million For Seeking To Stop Tinubu’s Inauguration

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday, May 25, 2023, slammed a fine of N40 million on a former Presidential candidate of the Hope Democratic Party, Chief Ambrose Albert Owuru, for filing a frivolous suit to stop the inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29.

The court ordered the politician to pay the fine of N10 million each to President Muhammadu Buhari, Attorney General of the Federation AGF, INEC and Tinubu whom he made 1st to 4th defendants in the matter.

Justice Jamil Tukur, who read the lead judgment of the three-man panel of the court, held that Owuru embarked on gross abuse of the court process by filing a frivolous, vexatious and irritating suit to provoke the respondents.

The judge 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 Supreme Court and were dismissed for want of merit.

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