Gbong Gwom Jos Suit: Judge Seeks Out of Court Settlement  


From Yakubu Busari, Jos


Justice Christine Dabup of the High Court, sitting in Jos, has ordered the director of civil litigation in the state Ministry of Justice to explore all avenues in settling the chieftaincy dispute between the Gbong Gwom Jos and the state government through dialogue, and all the interesting parties, towards promoting peaceful co-existence in the state.

Justice Dabup urged them interesting parties to further discuss in a peaceful manner because the state at this period need something that can encourage mutual friendship.

The Da Gwom Izere Chiefdom also brought a fresh application seeking to join in the suit, which  Barr Nantok Dashuwar said is an interested party.

According to him the Chief of Anaguta, Ganawuri also brought an application to be joined in the case as 6th defendant in the suit.

Also the Da Gwom Izere of Jos East , Ujah of Anaguta, Chief Jauro Magaji, Ataa Aten of Ganawuri and Gwom Rwei of Barking Ladi , Riyom, Jos North Local Government Councils of. Plateau State to joined as interesting defendants who served fresh application.

Dashuwar told journalists at the High Court on Thursday that the suit was initially introduced by a group of individual of Berom extraction against the Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong challenging the upgrading of some traditional stools to 1st class and second- class status.

The Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba is challenging Governor Simon Lalong and his agents to stop them from further degrading him as the Gbong Gwom Jos to Gbong Gwom Berom   .

When the matter came up today for hearing, the Plaintiff /Applicant Counsel, Barr Niri Darong told the court he was ready to move his motion on the amended originating surmount.

Justice Dapub adjourned the suit to 2nd October, for hearing into a pending amended application for the interested parties.