By Jude Opara, Abuja
As the confusion over the acquisition of defunct Gabros Utd FC of Nnewi by business mogul, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah continues, a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) last Friday restrained Chief Gabriel Chukwuma from interfering with the operations of FC Ifeanyi Ubah as a football club and its participation in the elite Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Remember that Chief Gabriel Chukwuma who sold Gabros Utd as well as its stadium to Chief Ifeanyi Ubah recently claimed that he has retaken possession of the club and was making arrangements to take part in the forthcoming 2015/16 football season.
The court presided over by Justice Valentine Ashi had restrained Chief Chukwuma, his agents, servants, privies by whatever name called and howsoever described from interfering, impeding, obstructing or otherwise disturbing the plaintiffs (Dr Ubah and FC Ifeanyi Ubah) in their exclusive use of the Club’s football stadium pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.
The petitioners had through their Counsel Babalola Akinwunmi asked the Court for an order restraining the defendant, Chief Chukwuma from interfering with or impeding with their rights to operate as a football club and to participate in the Nigerian football league or other relevant football activities within or outside Nigeria pending the hearing and determination of the suit.
They equally sought for an interlocutory order restraining the defendant, his agents, servants, privies and whatsoever from interfering, impeding, obstructing or otherwise disturbing the plaintiffs in the exclusive use of the club’s stadium pending the hearing and determination of the suit.
The court has fixed definite hearing on the substantive suit for March 1st, 2016.