Justice Okon Abang granted the order following a movement by the plaintiff, that Dogara, who represents Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency of Bauchi State, had annoyed efforts to personally serve him with court docket processes.
The organisation is searching for the removing of the lawmaker from the Nationwide Meeting after he defected from PDP to APC.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) stories that different defendants within the go well with embody the PDP, APC, Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) and the Legal professional Normal of the Federation as 2nd to sixth defendants respectively.
The group, which filed the movement by its counsel, Michael Okejimi, looked for an order of the court docket “granting the plaintiff/applicant go away to serve the first defendant/respondent on this go well with by substituted means, to wit; by pasting copies of the originating summons, listening to notices and all different processes filed and purposed to be filed on this case at his workplace on the Nationwide Meeting Complicated, Three Arms Zone, Abuja, all makes an attempt to serve the first Defendant/Respondent personally having failed.”
The plaintiff had, on Aug. four, 2020, prayed the court docket to declare vacant, Dogara’s seat on the Home of the Representatives.
He had additionally urged the court docket to order the INEC to conduct a bye-election to fill the vacant seat.
The go well with got here after Dogara had defected again to the ruling APC on July 24, 2020, having accused the PDP management in his state of mismanaging public funds and dangerous governance.
However the group is querying why he left a celebration underneath which he obtained re-elected into the decrease home.
Shortly after the court docket order on Dogara, his counsel, Isiaka Kadiri, informed the decide that he truly got here to gather the court docket processes for his shopper.
“My, Lord, regardless that we’re right here to come back to court docket to gather the processes on his behalf. I’ve no objection for trial date,” he stated.
However Justice Abang, who agreed with the plaintiff’s movement, informed Kadiri that it was his shopper that ought to be served.
“You’ll be able to’t serve counsel with originating summons, the correct factor has been finished,” the decide stated.
Abang, who adjourned the matter till Feb. 5 for listening to, ordered that listening to notices ought to be issued on the second to sixth defendants.
NAN stories that the PDP, in a separate go well with, can be asking for the sack of Dogara earlier than the court docket.