A federal High Court, Lagos, has fined the defeated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in last Saturday’s Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election, Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi.
Justice Chuka Obiozor slammed an N20,000 fine sequel to the withdrawal of a motion filed by Gbadamosi’s counsel, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), in a suit seeking to disqualify the winner of the election, Mr Tokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The judge upheld the submission of Abiru’s counsel, Mr Kemi Pinheiro (SAN), on the status of the motion and ordered that N10, 000 be paid in favour of the APC and another N10, 000 in favour of Abiru.
The proceedings commenced with Pinheiro identifying two pending applications. The first was the second defendant’s application dated November 11, 2020, seeking to leave to file a reply on points of law to the plaintiff’s written address of November 3, 2020, which was unopposed. Same was moved and granted as prayed. (Guardian)