Court stops Eze Ndigbo installation process in Benin

A Benin High Court has ordered the Edo Commissioner of Police to prevent one Chief Luke Abbas from being installed as Eze Ndigbo in Benin, Edo State.
.Justice A. Edodo-Eruaga gave the order following an exparte motion filed by Chief Fecus Ezekwere and two others on behalf of Igbo Community Union in Benin City.
In the High Court enrolment order on Monday in Benin, the Judge granted the interim injunction restraining Abbas from presenting himself to Eze Nwosu Ibe for installation as Eze Ndigbo in Benin, Edo
The Judge also restrained Ibe and his agents from installing Abbas as Eze Ndigbo of Edo State pending the determination of the motion on notice.
The court additionally restrained the state commissioner of police from “permitting or allowing Ibe and Abbas to assemble at Abbas’s Gapiona GRA residence for the purpose of installing him as Eze Ndigbo of Edo State.’’
Edodo-Eruaga adjourned the case to Dec. 22 for hearing of the motion on notice.

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