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Court stops Gov. Lalong from tampering with Gbong Gwom Jos stool

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A Plateau State High Court on Thursday issued an interim injunction stopping Gov Simon Lalong from tampering with the composition of the Gbong Gwom Jos Traditional Council.

The injunction was issued by Justice Christine Dabup, after listening to Mr Niri Darong, Counsel to seven “illustrious sons of Berom nation”, who had dragged the state government before him over the creation of two traditional councils out of the Jos Traditional Council.

The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the state government last week created Riyom and Jos North Traditional Councils out of the Jos Joint Traditional Council.

and filed the same day by one Da Daniel Chji of Dong, in Kabong, Jos North Local Government, in which he prayed for an interim injunction and mandatory order.

“The defendants, their agents, representatives or privies are hereby restrained from tampering with the Jos Joint Traditional Council, including suspending or deposing any member of the Jos Joint Traditional Council, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

“The defendants are mandated to continue to recognize the Gbong Gwom Jos as the President of Jos Joint Traditional Council made up of Jos North, Jos South, Barkin Kadi and Riyom Local Governments, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”

Dabup fixed June 11, 2019 for the hearing on the motion on notice.

Edited by Ephraims Sheyin

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