The High Court in Minna, Niger State, on Friday issued an order of interim injunction restraining the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, from continuing with the process of selecting a new Vice Chancellor for the institution.
The Motion Exparte signed by the Registrar of the court, Stephen Z. Yongoyar, indicated that the plaintiffs, Professors Theophilus Zubairu Adama, Mohammed Abubakar Tanko Suleman and Musa Galadima, instituted a case against the defendants, Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, Governing Council of the university, and chairman of the Governing Council. The plaintiffs, in case No NSHC/MN/ 241/2012 filed before Justice Aisha Bwari, urged the court to restrain the defendants from selecting a new Vice Chancellor pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.
They also prayed the court to order that the service of processes in the matter on the defendant be effected through the registrar of the 1st defendant and that if the registrar refuses to accept or is absent, the processes should be served by pasting it on the door of the office of the registrar’s secretary.
In granting the prayers of the plaintiffs, the court ordered an interim injunction restraining the defendants by themselves or their organs or any group acting on behalf or at the instance of the defendants from proceeding with the process for the selection of a new Vice Chancellor for the institution pending the hearing and determination of the motion of interlocutory injunction.
The case was then adjourned to tomorrow, October 3rd, 2012.
- Daily Trust