Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Justice, Hon. Abdulrazak Atunwa has said the joint committee, investigating controversy generated by the refusal of the Nigerian Law School to call one of its graduants, Miss Amasa Firdausi, due to an alleged improper dressing has again suspended it’s hearing following a court order.
Atunwa while adjourning the hearing which had been put off on two different occasions due to requests by the Body of Benchers, noted that an order of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja restrained the House from taking further action.
He however apologised to stakeholders who thronged the venue of the hearing with a view to making their voices heard.
Atunwa who displayed a copy of the court order issued by one Justice A I Chikere, of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division and signed by Ben Mulokwu, Registrar, Hon Atunwa said that the committee was obliged to further suspend the hearing in order allow the suit No:FHC/ABJ/CS/110/2018 filed by Adeniyi Ojo Esq and 7 others to be determined.
Meanwhile, some Muslims groups who besieged the venue expressed dismay about the decision of the Committee.
Director of Muslim Rights Concern MURIC, Prof. Ishak Akintola who briefed on behalf of the groupw, expressed frustration over the series of postponements being suffered by the hearing.
He said those who went to court to obtained frivolous injunction against the hearing are afraid of the truth because they have no point to prove or argue.
He said: “Amasa Firduasi should be called to bar like every other lawyers of her graduation year”.
“Amasa remains a heroin and as such has our support 110percent”, he said, adding that the case may continue to suffer further “kangaroo” injunctions.
The groups affirmed that justice delayed is justice denied, insisting that Amasa Firduas must be called to bar without further delay.
They also urged the committee to disregard the issue of public hearing and focus on working with the 87 memoranda so far received and write its report.
The coalition is made up of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), the Association of Muslims Legal Practitioners (AMLP), Coalition of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) among others.