- APC chieftain Abdulkadir is claiming damages for his property demolished by the Kaduna state government
- Abdulkadir’s counsel says the claim is N120 million in actual damages and N500 million in general damages
The northwest zonal vice chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Inuwa Abdulkadir has dragged Governor Nasir El-Rufai to court for demolishing of his property in Kaduna state.
Abdulkadir is demanding for N500million in damages from the Kaduna state government over his demolished property.
Abdulkadir’s counsel barrister Festus Okoye explained that an earlier suit had been withdrawn.
Reports have it that Okoye said the motion was to stop the Kaduna state urban development agency and the Kaduna state government to continue demolish his property.
“In the suit in court, our claim was just for N3 million and an injunction and order compelling them to carry out their statutory duty of using approval for the building plan,” he said.
He added: “Based on the new reality, we have served KASUPDA with a new 30-day pre-action notice. In the notice, we are claiming N120 million in actual damages and N500 million in general damages.
“This is because we don’t want to be caught in the web of abuse of court process."
Justice Mohammed Tukur Aliyu of Kaduna High Court had earlier adjourned the case when it was mentioned on April 24.
Aliyu said Okoye’s motion for adjournment in order to appraise the case because of new developments.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported earlier that the Kaduna state governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai has commenced receiving lectures as a part-time PhD student of philosophy in governance and policy analysis at the United Nations University-Merit, Netherlands.
The Kaduna state government made this known in a statement after rumours started flying round that the governor was ill and had been flown abroad for medical attention.
An online publication by the University dated Tuesday, March 7 at 8.23pm, noted that the University had received new intakes and among them was El-Rufai.
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