By: Valentine Adese and Reuben Egbah,
The Plateau State High Court has awarded the sum of N300, 000. 00 to Mr. Maduabuchi Orji, as cost against Dr. Michael Owokoicho Odeh, the Plaintiff in suit No. PLD/1638cv/2016.
The Court has also dismissed the suit for being frivolously instituted by Dr. Michael Odeh.
In the judgment of the Court delivered by the presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Ashom, the Court held that, Dr. Michael simply filed the suit in order to shield himself from probe and investigation of the Police and the Medical and Dental Investigative Panel against whom Mr. Maduabuchi had lodged a complaint.
The Court in his Judgment partly said:
“It would appear that the plaintiff only filed the suit so as to use it to shield himself from being probed or investigated by the Medical and Dental Investigating Panel or the Police against whom the Defendant had lodged a complaint.
“The Plaintiff abandoned his case half way, I hold the view that the most appropriate order to make in the circumstance is one dismissing the suit. I so hold.
“The suit is accordingly hereby dismissed for being frivolously instituted and vexation.”
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