Fashola in soup for disobeying court order

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted leave to two architects to file contempt proceeding against the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and two others for allegedly disobeying court order.

Two aggrieved architects, James Onyemenam and Adeleke Iwakun had dragged Fashola alongside Architect Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) and Registered Trustees of the Nigerian Institute of Architect (RTNIA) over the conduct of the Professional Practice Competence Examination (PPCE).

At the resumed hearing of the matter, the plaintiffs’ counsel, Ijomah Bonny, informed the court of alleged continuous disobedience to court’s order, most especially, the order of the court, granted on April 12, 2018, mandating the respondents to show cause why a restraining order should not be grant against them.

Bonny informed the court that despite the order, the respondents failed to show cause and still went ahead to conduct PPCE. Besides, the ARCN had again announced registration for another conduct of the examination this year.

The presiding judge, Justice Rilwan Aikawa, adjourned the case till June 18 for further hearing.

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