The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday dismissed an application by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) seeking to stay proceedings in the suit on electricity tariff hike. Justice Mohammed Idris refused the motion for being unmeritorious. He awarded a punitive cost of N10,000 against NERC.
Activist-lawyer Toluwani Adebiyi, who obtained an order restraining NERC from increasing tariff, initiated contempt proceedings against the Commission’s Chairman and Chief Executives of electricity distribution companies. He contends that the tariff increased was announced while the order made by Justice Idris was subsisting.