Court halts installation of Eze Ndigbo in Edo

JusticeA BENIN High Court has ordered the Edo Commissioner of Police to prevent one Chief Luke Abbas from being installed as Eze Ndigbo in Benin, the Edo State capital.

Justice Alero Edodo-Eruaga gave the order following an exparte motion filed by Chief Fecus Ezekwere and two others on behalf of Igbo Community Union in Benin City.

In the court enrolment order yesterday in Benin, the judge granted the interim injunction restraining Abbas from presenting himself to Eze Nwosu Ibe for installation as Eze Ndigbo in Benin.
She also restrained Ibe and his agents from installing Abbas as monarch pending the determination of the motion on notice.
The court further restrained the state commissioner of police from “permitting or allowing Ibe and Abbas to assemble at Abbas’ Gapiona GRA residence for the purpose of installing him as Eze Ndigbo of Edo State.’’

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Edodo-Eruaga subsequently adjourned the case to December 22 for hearing of the motion on notice.

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