Court to Commence Contempt Charge Against Imoke’s Aide

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Calabar High Court has issued notice of consequences of disobedient of order of court (Form 48) on the Special Adviser to Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River state on Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. John Eyikaje for his alleged disobedience of the court’s judgment and rulings on the traditional tussle of the Muri Munene of Efuts nation of Calabar South Local Government Area of the State.

The Court had in a judgment on September 21, 2011, recognized the embattled Effiong Mbukpa as the Muri Munene of the Efut nation as he was said to have completed the traditional rites and funeral obsequies of the late Muri Munene and was selected by the Efut Combined Assembly, a body said to have been saddled with the responsibility of the selection.

The court also on October 16, 2012, in a motion ex-parte had granted leave to application by Muri Munene Mbukpa, Ndabu Obo E. Obo, Chairman of Efut Combined Assembly and the Secretary Ndabu Godwin Bassey to file an Order of Certiorari quashing the decision of the Cross River State government to conduct selection into the office of the Muri Munene.

In the order made by Justice Edem Ita Kooffreh, the Leave granted should serve as stay of action in the said purported selection.

But the Special Adviser was accused of defying the court order and allegedly invited factional members opposing the embattled Muri Munene through Muri Okokon Ambo who was said to have been suspended by the Efut Combined Assembly during the reign of the late Muri Munene Ita Okokon Ekpenyong and which suspension was allegedly upheld in a High Court judgment in 2011.

He was also accused of going contrary to a subsisting Court judgment that had recognized Muri Munene Mbukpa in 2011, an action viewed to be contemptuous.

Eyikwaje was said to have recognized Prof. Hogan Itam as the Muri Munene elect despite the court order and the judgment recognizing Mbukpa which allegedly had neither been challenged nor vacated.

Consequently, the form 48 addressed to the Special Adviser and signed by the Registrar of the State High Court dated October 24, 2012 read in part, “Take Notice that unless you obey the directive contained in the Order which is attached hereto, you will be guilty of court and will be liable to be committed to prison.”

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3 commentsOn Court to Commence Contempt Charge Against Imoke’s Aide

  • The court should deal with whoever that disobey the ruling because it is punishable by law.

  • HDP SUBMITS THAT WHAT THE CRSG AIDE DID IN TOTAL DISREGARD OF A VALID COURT ORDER IS BEST DESCRIBED AS EXECUTIVE LAWLESSNESS, EXECUTIVE RASCALITY AND IMPUNITY ORCHESTRATED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY TOP CRSG OFFICIALS FOR SELF-SERVING POLITICAL BENEFITS . OR HOW DO WE EXPLAIN WHY A GOVT APPOINTEE WILL EMBARK ON A VOYAGE OF CONTEMPTOUS AND DISDAINFUL TREATMENT FOR OUR JUDICIARY WITHOUT IMMEDIATE SACK IN A DEMOCRACY. THIS CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES THAT THE AIDE IS ACTING A SCRIPT FOR HIS POLITICAL MASTERS IN CRSG. BUT TO US IN HDP, THE CONTINOUS ASSAULT ON THE REVERRED AND RESPECTED TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN OUR STATE SERVES THE TRADITIONAL RULERS RIGHT BECAUSE MOST OF THEM INSTEAD OF STAYING ON THE FENCE, JUMPED TO THE POLITICAL ARENA SHAMELESSLY GIVING SUPPORT AND OPENLY CANVASSING FOR VOTES FOR A FAILED RULING PARTY ALL FOR A ROTTEN POT OF PORRIDGE AND DIRTY LUCRE. TODAY THE RULING PARTY HAS WON AND THEY HAVE BEGUN A DESTRUCTIVE MISSION TO RIDICULE, EMBARASS AND HUMILIATE OUR TRADITIONAL INSTITUTION FOR NO JUSTIFIABLE REASON. TODAY THE BENEFICIARIES OF THE PARTISAN NATURAL RULERS SUPPORT ARE SHOWING CRASS INGRATITUDE AND WANT TO DESTROY THESE INSTITUTIONS. MAY WE ADVISE OUR NATURAL RULERS TO STAY AWARE FROM PARTISANSHIP AND ALWAYS GIVE EQUAL SUPPORT TO ALL CONTESTANTS DURING ELECTIONS. HDP STRONGLY CONDEMNS THE CRSG SPONSORED LAWLESSNESS AND VIOLENCE GOING ON IN CALABAR SOUTH LGA ALL IN WORTHLESS EFFORT TO AMBUSH AND UNLAWFULLY REMOVE A LEGITIMATELY ELECTED NATURAL RULER IN CALABAR SOUTH LGA IN BRAZEN VIOLATION OF A SUBSISTING AND VALID COURT ORDER. THIS IS LAWLESSNESS IN FAKE TOURISM STATE. WE ADVISE THE CRSG TO DEPLOY THE SAME AGGRESSION AND UNRESTRAINED DETERMINATION IN TACKLING MYRIAD OF DEVELOPMENTAL CHALLENGES AFFLICTING OUR STATE LIKE YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT THROUGH ESTABLISHMENT OF AGRO-BASED INDUSTRIES THAT WILL UTILIZE THE ENORMOUS AGRIC PRODUCTS SCATTERED IN THE ENTIRE STATE. WE ADVISE THE CRSG TO JUMP DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP OF ARROGANCE OF POWER AND CLAIM TO MONOPOLY OF KNOWING IT ALL AND CONSULT KNOWLEGEABLE PEOPLE TO FROFFER WORKABLE AND EVIDENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS ON HOW TO GENIUNELY DEVELOP OUR CRS. THE DEVELOPMENT OF CRS DOES NOT LIE IN THIS WILD GOOSE CHASE TERMED TOURISM BECAUSE OUR STATE LACKS THE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR BENEFICIAL TOURISM TO THRIVE. HDP IS AGAIN FLABBERGASTED AT THE FAILURE OF CRSG TO LATCH IN ON THE SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT OF JULY 10 2012 TO MOBILIZE AND CATALYZE THE CITIZENS FOR A MORE PARTCIPATORY ROLE IN GOVT IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE DEVELOPMENT IN THE FACE THE LOSS OF OIL WELLS. THE CRSG SHOULD TAKE DECISIVE,BUT ATYPICAL STEPS TO INITIATE CONCRETE DEVELOPMENT OF CRS BEFORE IT BECOMES TOO LATE. THIS THEY MUST BEGIN NOW. LET IT AGAIN BE RECORDED THAT WE SUBMIT THAT THE SOLUTION TO CRS ECONOMIC WOES IS WITHIN AND WE ADVISE THE GOVT TO URGENTLY ORGANIZE AN ALL IMPORTANT ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT IN CRS INVITING ALL CITIZENS AND EVERYBODY TO DISPASSIONATELY LOOK INWARDS ON HOW TO QUICKLY BEGIN FEASIBLE AND ACTUALIZABLE DEVELOPMENT STFIDES OF CRS. WE HAVE NO OTHER STATE BUT CRS. HER GENUINE DEVELOPMENT IS A CONCERN AND A BUSINESS OF ALL INCLUDING MEMBERS OF CRITICAL HDP.WE HAVE ADVISED,ITS LEFT FOR THOSE WHO CONTROL THE LEVERS OF POWER TODAY TO LISTEN AND ACT FAST. A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.

  • The court should go ahead to punish the so-callead “Aide” in question for refushing to respect the rule of law.

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