A Federal High Court sitting in Nyanya, Federal Capital Territory had Monday adjourned a suit filed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Solomon Akuma, against a former governor of Taraba state, Arc. Darius Dickson, over failure to honor an agreement.
Justice Edward Okpe, presiding over the matter, granted all motions to allow interested parties to be joined in the suit.
Dickson’s counsel, Barrister Joe Abah, informed journalists after the adjournment that the court had set the next hearing for January 15 next year to verify the veracity of his claims.
Joe explained that the case revolves around Solomon claiming a professional fee of one hundred and fifteen million Naira from Dickson.
“Solomon was initially engaged by the People Democratic Party (PDP) Taraba state and was paid two hundred naira. Subsequently, Solomon insisted on an additional fee from Dickson, the former Governor, after being paid by the party.”
According to him, Solomon’s engagement originally came from the People Democratic Party (PDP) Taraba State chapter to handle petitions in 2019, and payment was made by the party without involving Dickson. However, the current claim suggests a shift in the engagement, where the governor is now linked to Solomon’s fee.
The second party involved is Darius Ishaku, the former Governor of Taraba state and our client.
Meanwhile, the Plaintiff, Chief Solomon Akuma SAN, declined to speak with journalists.