ASABA HIGH COURT RESTRAINS OBI PROF. CHIKE EDOZIEN, THE ASAGBA OF ASABA AND OTHERS BY INTERIM INJUNCTION FROM IMPLEMENTING HIS LETTER PURPORTING TO REMOVE THE ACTING VILLAGE HEAD OF UMUEZEAFADIA FAMILY OF ASABA FROM OFFICE.
The Delta State High Court, Asaba, presided over by Honourable Justice Onome Marshal-Umukoro, on Monday, the 13th day of November, 2023, granted an Order of Interim Injunction restraining the Asagba of Asaba, Obi Prof. Chike Edozien, by himself, his servants and agents from resorting to the use of force in implementing the contents of his Letter purportedly suspending or Ostracising from Asaba Community and removing from office, the Acting Village Head(Onu-Diokpa) of Umuezeafadia Family of Asaba, Ogbueshi Christopher Onyemenam, for daring to file a case in Court against an arm of Asaba Traditional Government.
The Court equally restrained the Asagba by himself and agents
from interfering with the day to day Traditional management of Umuezeafadia Family by the Claimants, the Village Head and Members of Umuezeafadia Family of Asaba or resorting to the use of force in taking over the Traditional Residence/Meeting Hall of Umuezeafadia Village of Asaba; and adjourned the case to the 29th day of November, 2023, for hearing.
The case once again calls into question a purported Asagba in Council Law which bars any Member of Asaba Community from suing the Traditional Ruler of Asaba or any arm of his government to Court in exercise of their Constitutional rights to file civil actions before a Court of law against any person or persons who violates the Citizen’s rights.