ASSOCIATED DISCOUNT HOUSE LIMITED
THE HON. MINISTER OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY & ANOR.
KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS, J.S.C. (Delivering Leading Judgment): On 25/9/2001, the company, Synergy Trust and Investment Limited filed a motion ex parte dated 24/9/2001 at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja seeking an order of that court granting leave to the Applicant to issue and bring an application for the prerogative order of mandamus to compel the 1st Defendant (the Honourable Minister of the Capital Territory) to perform his statutory duty of granting consent to the Deed of Tripartite Legal Mortgage executed in respect of the property known as Plot 2697 within 46, Maitama District covered by Certificate of Occupancy No.FCT/ABU/NG.573 dated 2/1/91 and registered as No. FC 106 at page 106 in Volume 25 in the Department of Lands Administration, Ministry of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The property was originally allotted to Lt. General Muhammad Inuwa Wushishi (Rtd). On 11/10/2001, the court of first instance presided over by Mukhtar J (as he then was) heard the…