The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, dismissed a suit filed by Natasha Akpoti, Social Democratic Party (SDP)’s candidate in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi, against the Governor, Yahaya Bello, for lacking in locus stand.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, who delivered the judgement, held that the alleged offence was criminal and not a civil case which could be instituted by an individual.


The judge, therefore, declared that the plaintiff had no legal right to institute the case.

Justice Ekwo had, on December 6, 2019, fixed January 20 to deliver a judgment in the suit seeking Gov. Bello’s disqualification over alleged double registration as a voter.


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