An interlocutory injunction is a court order to compel or prevent a party from doing certain acts pending the final determination of the case. It is an order made at an interim stage during the trial, and is usually issued to maintain the status quo until judgment can be made.
The official information gathered from the court at yesterday’s sitting states that, “It is hereby ordered As Follows: That in the interim and by Concurrence of Counsel, the parties are hereby directed to maintain Status quo as at the 29th of March 2017. When this suit was filed pending the determination of the plaintiff’s Motion on Notice for Interlocutory Injunction dated and filed on the 29th of March 2017.”
So, who has this favoured; Ketu team or Jorotom team?
Bits and pieces of what transpired in the court as reported by #CNO’s Emem Isong:
I knelt to greet them Halleluyah and they said who are you? I replied I work with Celestial News Online. The one with evidence said ….Talo n sise fun…..Alonge abi….I said yes…..he said OK and dropped.my hand.
A Celestial member within the people around received a call that Celestial students have mobilised and were on their way to the court in support of Baba Jorortom loaded in a bus.
The court room 7….was filled to capacity as the counsel to the defendants introduced themselves and their Clients.
After going through the various submissions he took note of the fact that the Counsel to the Ketu Faction wasn’t prepared legally for the case, he pointed out that on the 11th of April a Junior Lawyer from the Wahab Shitu Chambers made the same commissions which led to the case being adjourned
The Judge was quick to note that the Notices served the defendants were not before him, as Mrs. (Barr.) Falana brought to the notice of the court that her client neither served…… and just like the Ketu faction too all came to the court due to the information they heard that the case was coming up that day 7/7/2017
The Judge, Justice Obidozor faulted the Plaintiff, Baba Jorotom’s Lawyer for not having the needed tools to work with in court. No Case file, no evidence Act, and all the defendants, as at that time, were yet to be served Notice of Court
He went on to say it’s a motive of Interlocutory Injunction and as such all parties must be served proper Notice of court since he doesn’t do his trials in secrecy
The Judge said what should be priority in the minds of both the Counsel and The Defendants is a peaceful resolution to the case being brought before him……He wants the case resolved before the next sitting and charged Baba Banjo to see to that
But Baba Banjo said despite his peace moves for dialogue, Jorortom refused to heed and insists going to court, Baba Banjo introduced himself as the oldest member on the Board
He, the Judge sought from the Lawyers if the case could be settled out of court but Lawyer to Sup. Evang. Jorotom replied that he, as the Lawyer to the plaintiff has discussed but his Clients wants the late founder, SBJ Oshoffa’s children and family he left behind be adequately taken care of by the church. The defendants’ Lawyer objected that it was not contained in the case.
The Judge then asked if the Children were part of the case but the Lawyer said No, he said they should stick to the case at hand, he further adjourned the case till 5th of June since he would be away on a conference, he enjoined all parties to maintain the status quo so as not to tamper with evidence that would help the court resolve the issue at hand.
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