Surprise as Supreme Court Adjourns All Guber Cases As Justice Falls Ill In Open Court


The Supreme court, Monday abruptly adjourned all gubernatorial cases before it as one of the seven Justices hearing the appeal in the 2019 Kano state governorship election suddenly fell ill during sitting.

But before the sudden resolution to adjourn, counsel for Abbah Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gboyega Awomolo adopted his brief and urged the court to allow the appeal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammad to announce that the court will have to abruptly rise.

The CJN told the crowded court that due to unforeseen circumstances, the court had to rise.

Specifically, the CJN announced that one of the Justices hearing the case has critically fallen sick.

Consequently, the CJN led the other six justices out of the court to their chambers to enable them to attend to the ailing Justice.

At the time of this report, the retinue of lawyers with about 50 Senior Advocates of Nigeria was seen leaving the court, to continue with the proceedings as scheduled.


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