You have no legal right: Court strikes out Natasha Akpoti’s suit

Natasha Akpoti: loses final battle to Bello
Natasha Akpoti

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, dismissed a suit filed by Natasha Akpoti, Social Democratic Party (SDP)’s candidate in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi, against the Governor, Yahaya Bello, for lacking in locus standi.

Natasha Akpoti had filed a suit seeking Gov. Bello’s disqualification over alleged double registration as a voter.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, who delivered the judgement, held that the alleged offence was criminal and not a civil case that could be instituted by an individual.

The judge, therefore, declared that the plaintiff had no legal right to institute the case, NAN reports.