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The Presiding Judge, Kaduna Judicial Division of the National Industrial Court, Justice Sinmisola Adeniyi has dismissed a suit seeking to restrain Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Kaduna State Branch Caretaker Committee as abuse of Court process.
Justice Adeniyi held that the earlier judgement of the Court delivered in Owerri as it relates to the Union, its branches and the subject matter in the instant case are conclusive against the entire world, inclusive of the Claimants.
From facts, the claimants- Rayyanu Turunku and Seven others as elected leaders/officials of the Union had challenged Adamu Sani and Six other nomination as trustees or as members of the Caretaker Committee of the Union; sought the Court’s orders to restrain them to act as members of the Caretaker Committee.
Likewise, a declaration that the judgment of the Court delivered in Owerri does not apply to them as officials/leaders of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees Kaduna State Branch.
In opposing the objection, learned counsel for the Claimants, I. A. Hamza Esq, argued that the said judgement delivered in Owerri is not binding on the Claimants because they were not parties to the said suit.
Delivering Judgment after careful consideration of the objection and submissions of both counsel, the presiding Judge, Justice Sinmisola Adeniyi held that the contention of the learned Claimants’ counsel that the parties are different and therefore the judgement does not apply to the Claimants was totally misconceived.