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Sanusi’ Suit Against FG Over His Suspension Stalled  

Channels Television  
Updated June 13, 2014

Sanusi-Lamido-SanusiHearing of the suit filed by the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Lamido Sanusi, against the Federal Government, challenging his suspension from office as the governor of the apex bank has been stalled following an application for adjournment by his lawyers.

At the resumed hearing of the suit, lawyer to the plaintiff, Mr Kola Awodehin, told the National Industrial Court in Abuja on Friday that he needed to consult his client in view of his position as the new Emir of Kano.

Lawyer to the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Mike Ozekhome, who did not oppose the application for adjournment, said that all counsels in the suit agreed to allow the plaintiff’s counsel consult with his client before the next sitting.

Having consented to the plaintiff’s application, presiding judge, Justice Babatunde Adejumo, adjourned further hearing of the suit to 4 July.

Sanusi was suspended by President Goodluck Jonathan on February 20 on allegations of financial recklessness.

Sanusi has denied the allegations.