Tallen’s ‘Kangaroo Judgment’ comment: Court Grants NBA Leave To Serve By Substituted Means
An Abuja high court has granted the Nigerian bar association, NBA Leave To Serve the court documents on the Hon Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, KSG By Substituted Mean.
The matter of the Incorporated Trustees of NBA v. Dame Pauline Tallen, KSG (Hon Minister Women Affairs and Social Development) Suit No: CV/816/2022 has taken a new twist.came up in court today.
Recall that following the filing of Originating Summons against the Defendant for calling the judgment of Court a “Kangaroo judgment”, the matter was assigned to Court No. 4 of the FCT High Court, presided over by Hon. Justice Kekemeke.
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On the 12th of January 2023, the NBA attempted personal service on the Defendant and this proved abortive.
The FCT High Court Abuja then fixed today, the 19th January 2023 for hearing of the Exparte motion filed by the Nigerian Bar Association for service of the originating processes by substituted means.
Appearing for the Nigerian Bar Association (claimant) were Nwabueze Obasi-Obi, Esq.,T. J. J Danjuma, Esq., O. O Amadi, Esq., P. S Adams, Esq., A. V Opadotun, Esq. and C. G Okeke, Esq.
Obasi-Obi who announced the appearance of the lawyers for the Claimant, thereafter sought the leave of the court for T. J. J Danjuma to move the application.
The application was moved and leave granted to serve Dame Pauline Tallen, KSG (Hon Minister Women Affairs and Social Development) with the originating processes and all accompanying processes by substituted means.
The matter has now been adjourned to the 6th of March, 2023.