Hearing in the suit filed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, seeking to commit the Inspector-General of Police to prison for alleged contempt of court was Thursday, stalled by the people of Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency of Sokoto State who filed an application for stay of proceedings.
The Speaker had filed the suit at a Federal High Court following alleged attempts to declare his seat vacant and the withdrawal of his security details following his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, the party on whose platform he was elected as the Speaker of the House.
The proceedings was, however, stalled after the Speaker’s constituent, through their lawyers, informed the court that they had filed two separate applications for stay of proceedings in the suit.
Their applications for stay of proceedings were hinged on the notices of appeal filed against the ruling of the court which on Monday disallowed them to be joined as defendants in the suit.
Tambuwal’s lawyer, however, asked the court to adjourn the matter to enable him respond to the applications for stay of proceedings filed by the parties seeking to be joined.
Lawyers to defendants opposed the application for adjournment.
Justice Ahmed Mohammed adjourned the case to December 9 for hearing of applications seeking leave to appeal, stay of proceedings and the one seeking an order compelling the Inspector-General of Police to appear in court.