Jim Nwobodo vs Amechi Community: Court Adjourns Hearing Till Feb. 22

Justice K.I.Okpe of Enugu State High Court, on Friday, adjourned land case between the former Governor of old Anambra, Sen. Jim Nwobodo, and Amechi community in Enugu State till Feb. 22 for hearing.

Okpe adjourned the matter based on the request by the counsel to Nwobodo, Mr B.C. Nwobodo, to give him time to amend his processes before the court.

Reacting to the application, counsel to the Amechi community, Prof. Ilochi Okafor, opposed the amendment, stressing that the he had been making same application since two years when the matter began.

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Ilochi, who was the former Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, told the court that in spite the matter being in court, the plaintiff had sold five plots from the land totally N132, 500,000.

He said the plaintiff claimed that he own the land in dispute, pleaded the court to proceed with the matter due to its urgency.

“My Lord, my learned counsel is deploying a delay tactics while land is being sold.

“I am pleading for a short date to enable us continue hearing,” he said.

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Nwobodo, the counsel, who recalled that he had allowed defendant amend his processes earlier, said, “My Lord, on the Oct. 20, they moved for amendment and I never opposed it.

The judge, however, said he would allowed Nwobodo 14 days to file his amended processes.

He, therefore, adjourned the matter to Feb. 22 and March 14, 2023 for hearing.