Lola Seriki- Idahosa.. Trace Reporters –A High Court in Kaduna has given an order restraining the Kaduna State Government and six others from interfering with landed property belonging to the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST).

Justice Edward Andow gave the order among several prayers following a Motion on Notice filed by Barrister Samuel Yusuf on behalf of the Applicant.

“AN ORDER of interlocutory injunction restraining the Defendant either by themselves, their servants, agents, privies or whosoever acting on their behalf from interfering with the plaintiff’s/Applicant’s peaceful possession, quiet enjoyment, use and occupation of its Parcel of Land consisting of Landed Properties, Structures and Buildings at NIPOST Training School, NIPOST Workshop, Staff Quarters and the Recreational Facilities along College Road, Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

“AN ORDER of interlocutory injunction PEN-DE-LITE that all parties of this suit maintain STATUS QUO ANTE BELLUM and further restraining all the parties to this suit from further selling alienating, assignments transfer of defendant’s property along College Road, Kurmin Mashi,
Kaduna without the consent and approval of the Postmaster General approval of Nigerian Postal Service and the Minister of Communications, pending the hearing of the substantive suit, the court order dated March 10, 2022 said.

The court also in the three prayers granted, said, “And for such further orders or other orders as this Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances”

In the SUIT NO: KDH/KAD/226/2022
between: Nigerian Postal Service as Applicant and the following as Defendants:
1. GOVERNOR OF KADUNA STATE
2. GOVERNMENT OF KADUNA STATE
3. ATTORNEY GENERAL OF KADUNA STATE
4. KADUNA STATE GEOGRAPHICAL
INJUNCTION SYSTEM (KADGIS)
5. COMMISSIONER FOR LANDS, SURVEY AND
COUNTRY PLANNING
6. KADUNA STATE LAND USE AND ALLOCATION
COMMITTEE
7. KADUNA STATE URBAN PLANNING
DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (KASUPDA) the motion ex-parte dated March 9 sought three prayers, and all were granted.

“Upon a Motion Ex-parte dated 9th March, 2022 brought pursuant to Order 15 Rule 3 (1) (2) and
Order 36 (1) (2) of the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2007 of Kaduna State, S. 54 (1), S. 57 (A) (B) (C) and S. 6 (2) (3) (A) of the 2nd scheduled to NIPOST
Act Cap N127, LFN, 2004. S. 49 (1), LUA 1978 as contained in S. 315 (D) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, S. 44 of the 1999 Constitution and under the inherent Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court as
provided for in S. 6 (6) of the 1999 Constitution praying for the following orders,” it said.

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