The lawmaker representing Wamba constituency in the Nasarawa State House
of Assembly, Makpa Malla, has urged the court to jail the Speaker of the assembly for alleged contempt of court.
Malla claimed that the Speaker disobeyed a court order by declaring his (Malla’s) seat in the House vacant on August 29, because Mallam defected from the All Progressives Congress to the All Progressive Grand
Malla said the assembly declared his seat vacant despite a subsisting court order restraining the assembly from doing so.
Malla’s lawyer, Benjamin Davou, on Thursday in Lafia said that a vacation judge, Justice Simon Aboki, made the restraining order on August 28.
He said the restraining order was given pending the hearing of an originating summons brought before the court for the assembly to maintain the status quo.
He explained that despite the valid order, the assembly went ahead to declare the seat of his client vacant on August 29.