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Jim Nwobodo vs Amechi Community: Court adjourns hearing till Feb. 22


Justice K.I. Okpe of Enugu State High Court, on Friday, adjourned land case between the former Governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, and Amechi community till February 22 for hearing.

Okpe adjourned the matter based on the request by the counsel to Nwobodo, Mr B.C. Nwobodo, to give him time to amend his processes before the court.

Reacting to the application, counsel to the Amechi community, Prof. Ilochi Okafor, opposed the amendment, stressing that he had been making the same application for two years when the matter began.

Ilochi, who was the former Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, told the court that despite the matter being in court, the plaintiff had sold five plots from the land totalling N132, 500,000.

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He said the plaintiff claimed that he own the land in dispute and pleaded with the court to proceed with the matter due to its urgency.

“My Lord, my learned counsel is deploying delay tactics while the land is being sold.

“I am pleading for a short date to enable us to continue hearing,” he said.

Nwobodo, the counsel, who recalled that he had allowed the defendant to amend his processes earlier, said, “My Lord, on October 20, they moved for amendment and I never opposed it.

The judge, however, said he would allow Nwobodo 14 days to file his amended processes.

He, therefore, adjourned the matter to February 22 and March 14, 2023, for hearing.

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