Justice L. M. Boufini of State High Court (Nembe Division), sitting in Yenagoa the Bayelsa State capital, has adjourned to Thursday, October 7, 2021, the case involving Baraza Multipurpose Cooperative Society.
The matter which was first slated for September 7 was later adjourned to Tuesday, September 21 following the absence of the presiding judge, Justice Boufini.
However, when the matter came up on Tuesday, it was further adjourned based on the reason that all parties involved in the case have not been duly served the court processes.
A member of the Cooperative who was in court for the commencement of the matter alleged that the frequent adjournment was becoming too suspicious, stating that if on the next adjourned date of October 7, nothing is done, it will become very obvious that it is a deliberate action to force members to forget about the case.
“I have been following up this matter as a member of Baraza because I have about N2 million inside and since on the 7th of this month it has been one adjournment after the other. I hope by the next adjourned date stories will not come again because it will be obvious that it is a tactics deployed to make us forget our hard earned money.
“A lot of people have lost hope but me I am determined to see the matter to the end. I will not give up because N2 million naira is not easy to come by, I didn’t steal it, so Bribena should please help us get our money back even if it is half”, he said.
A member of the Cooperative, Fitzgerald Biuks Olorogun was said to have dragged the management of Baraza to court after attempts to get his trapped funds failed.
Joined as defendants in the suit were, Baraza Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Oyinmiebi Bribena, Union Bank, First Bank, Access Bank and First City Monument Bank (FCMB).
Recall that a week after it resumed from a three months pause period, the management of Baraza announced that it will no longer continue with the payment of its members following a court injuction instituted by an aggrived member.