The presiding judge, Hon. Justice R. O Dugbo Oghoghorie while adjourning the case confirmed that 220 defendants out of 251 defendants have been served court processes but since only 3 defendants were represented court day in the interest of fairness the court will adjourned to 2nd March, 2017 for further mention.
ROCANA Nigeria Limited, a renowned advertising Company dragged 11 States of Enugu & her 17 LGAs; Anambra & her 21 LGAs; Ebonyi & 12 LGAs; Imo & her 26 LGAs; Abia & her 19 LGAs; Rivers & her 23 LGAs; Edo & her 18 council areas; Delta state & 25 council areas; Cross-River & her 18 council areas; Bayelsa & her 8 council areas and Akwa-Ibom & her 31 council areas;
Others joined in the suit include; Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Incorporated Trustees of Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN); Attorney General of the federation; attorney generals of the 11 states; Enugu state Hon. Commissioner for Environment; Ilonah Idoko the operator Lona Global Resources; Chinedum Agwaramgbo the operator of De-Mani DFC International Ltd; Nwigwe-Ani John operator of Ogo Nwigwe Ventures Ltd; Vision Mission Nigeria Ltd; Ozbifyne Global Ltd; Chief Christopher U. Onovo, director, Apippin Global Ventures Ltd; Ozioko Obinna; Mr. Jude Emecheta, COO (ANSAA); Anambra Signage and Advertisement Agency (ANSAA);
The Plaintiff in a 41 reliefs sought against the 251 defendants in suit no. FHC/EN/CS/132/2016, demands among others N5 billion for exemplary damages for their illegal acts in flagrant breach of declare provisions of the Constitution in section 7(5), item K(I) the fourth schedule of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
When the matter came up for report of service, only Bar. Rex Gireyefoju appeared for Warri North local government area, Delta state while Bar. E. S. Nworie appeared for Mr. Sunday Edene and Abakaliki local government area, Ebonyi state.