Lawyer Fined N20 Million For Representing Abuja Residents In Suit To Stop Tinubu’s Inauguration As President

A Federal High Court in Abuja, has awarded N20 million fine against Chuks Nwachukwu, a lawyer representing five FCT residents in a suit seeking an order to stop the swearing-in of President Bola Tinubu.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, struck out the suit on the grounds that the plaintiffs lacked ‘locus standi’, the legal right, to institute the matter.

The judge said that similar subject is pending before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which proceedings are on-going.

Justice Ekwo consequently ordered the lawyer to pay the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), listed as 1st and 2nd defendants in the case, the sum of N10 million each.

He directed that until Mr Nwachukwu paid off the N20 million fine, no further action should be taken on the matter.