A Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja has granted the stay of execution of an earlier ruling on the matter between the Attah Igala and the Attorney General of the federation. The court also granted leave for the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr. Ado Ibrahim and Maigari of Lokoja, Ohimegye Igu Kotonkarfe as interested parties.
Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja had earlier in a judgement, ceded the overlordship of Ajaokuta, Lokoja and Koton Karfe under the Jurisdiction of the Attah Igala, Micheal Ameh Oboni.
Delivering his ruling for stay of execution today, July 15, Justice Gabriel Okwo, said that following the application by the people of Lokoja, Kogi and Ajaokuta LGAs wanting to join as interested parties, he has also granted the application.
Consequently, he granted leave for the Ohinoyi of Ebira Land, Ado Ibrahim, the Maigari of Lokoja, Alh. Muhammadu Kabiru Maikafi, The Ohi of Eganyi, and the Ohimegye Igu Kotonkarfe, Alh. Abdulrazaq Isah Koto to be joined as interested parties.
Justice Okwo consequently set aside the earlier Judgement to allow for the interested parties to join and file for an appeal on the earlier Judgement, maintaining that parties seeking to be joined have shown sufficient reasons to be joinders.
The Judge maintained that having shown grounds that the joinders rights has been infringed upon, the leave for parties to enter into appeal.