The Court of Appeal, Jos division, has directed that there should be no attempt to tamper with the subject matter of the appeal by the League Management Company, LMC, against the orders of Justice I.I. Kunda of the Plateau State High Court, Jos.
This is even as the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris Kpotum, has increased police presence at the premises of the LMC to protect the staff and their activities.
In a related matter, the Court of Appeal also resolved the issue of who can make legal appearance for NFF.
The court ruled that Barrister Maduabuchi who was appointed by Yahaya Adama, an ally if Chris Giwa , cannot claim to be representing NFF when their group is still battling in court to prove their claim at the Supreme Court.
Justice Kunda had amongst several rulings ordered the LMC to reinstate Giwa FC in the Twenty- fifteen/Twenty- sixteen Nigeria Professional Football League and also the committal to prison of LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko and Salihu Abubakar, the Chief Operating Officer on contempt charges.
The rulings emanated from a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by one Mustapha Abubakar, a supporter of Giwa FC who claimed that the expulsion of the club from the NPFL has denied him the right to get value for season’s ticket he purchased.