Abdulwahab Umar Z. Esq, legal counsel to SY Engineering Limited, has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking leave to initiate contempt proceedings against the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and FCT Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (Ruwasa) for their alleged disobedience of High Court orders to cease interference with the company until the determination of the motion.
It is noteworthy that Hon. Justice H. Mu’Azu’s injunction restrains the Defendants, their servants, agents, or privies from rescinding, derogating, revoking, suspending, or interfering with the Consultancy Agreement between the Claimants and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Defendants.
“This order is effective until the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice for Interlocutory Injunction, filed concurrently,” emphasized Hon. Justice H. Mu’Azu.
Abdulwahab made the application through a March 3 ex parte motion addressed to the head of the legal department at FCTA.
“We wish to bring to your attention a matter of utmost importance concerning the Court Order issued by Hon. Justice H. Mu’azu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja on August 29, 2023.
“Regrettably, it has come to our notice that your Legal Department returned the aforementioned Court Order to the Bailiff after reviewing its contents.
“Enclosed herewith are copies of the Affidavit sworn to by the Bailiff and a duplicate of the Court Order for your reference.
“Such a course of action appears to display disrespect for the rule of law and the Judiciary, potentially exposing your organization to allegations of contempt.
“The Court Order explicitly directs a stay on all actions related to the contract under contention in this case. We emphasize that any further steps taken in violation of this order may result in legal consequences.
“Please be advised that we are prepared to take swift legal action to ensure compliance with the Court Order. Failure to adhere to this directive could lead to serious repercussions, including the possibility of contempt charges that may result in imprisonment.
“We trust that you will treat this matter with the seriousness it deserves to uphold the principles of justice and maintain the integrity of the legal system.