An Owerri High Court has reserved June 4 for ruling on an application for withdrawal of a suit, by a former Deputy Governor of Imo, Mr Jude Agbaso.

The counsel to the plaintiff, Mr Alex Williams, in the application filed on Thursday in the court presided over by Justice Florence Duruohaigwe, announced the intention of his client to discontinue with the suit.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Agbaso filed a fresh suit against Imo House of Assembly and three others, after an earlier one on the infringement of his fundamental human rights was dismissed.

Williams said his client had the right to decide whether to continue with his case or not and urged the court to grant the application without delay.

But counsel to the defendant, Chief Adeniyi Akintola (SAN), opposed the application, saying? the application had no merit and should not be granted.

He said that the suit should rather be dismissed with a cost of N5 million.

Akintola said that the plaintiff’s counsel? had foreseen the failure of the suit and? urged? the court to award the cost to his client. (NAN)