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  • Updated: June 06, 2023

N10 Million Fine: Keyamo To Appeal Court Verdict In Suit Against Atiku

Festus Keyamo has revealed his decision to appeal the N10 million fine imposed on him by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.

AllNews Nigeria previously reported that the former Minister of State for Labour and Employment was ordered to pay the aforementioned amount for filing a frivolous suit against Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

A statement by John Ainetor, the Assistant Head of Festus Keyamo Chambers, Abuja Office responded to the fine by stating that the APC Chieftain disagrees with the court verdict.

“Earlier today (Monday), a Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed the case filed by Festus Keyamo, SAN, CON, against the candidate of the PDP in the last Presidential Election, Alhaji ATIKU Abubakar over the SPV saga principally because the court was of the opinion that the law-enforcement agencies were not given enough time to commence investigations before the suit was filed, amongst other sundry reasons.

“Our client respectfully disagrees with the reasons for the said decision because the law-enforcement agencies did not indicate their willingness to commence investigations, even if they were given more time.

“We want to establish a legal principle that the society cannot wait as infinitum for law-enforcement agencies to do their statutory duties.

“The suit was designed to prompt the agencies to show their READINESS to investigate”, part of the statement reads.

Keyamo recently accused the press of promoting a false narrative that President Bola Tinubu is responsible for the fuel subsidy removal.

He stated that Tinubu has "merely inherited a regime where there was no provision for subsidy in the 2023 Appropriation Act".

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