Court strikes out Miyetti Allah suit challenging Benue Open Grazing law

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore seeking an order of teh court to restrain the 2017 Open Grazing Prohibition and Establishment Law passed by the Benue State House of Assembly.

Justice Okon Abang ruling on the matter on Thursday also awarded a cost of N100, 000 against the plaintiff to be paid to all the 14 defendants before any other step can be taken in the suit.

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore had earlier approached the court with a prayer seeking a mandatory injunction of the court restraining the Benue State government from implementing the law as passed by the Benue State House of Assembly

Justice Abang predicated his decision on the failure of the plaintiff to comply with an earlier order of the court delivered 19 months ago directing them to file an amended originating summons.




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