Suspension Drama: Court stops IGP, others from inviting, arresting Ganduje APC ward executives

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Suspension Drama: Court stops IGP, others from inviting, arresting Ganduje APC ward executives

By Murtala Adewale, Kano

04 May 2024   |  
4:00 am

A Kano High Court has granted an ex parte order restraining the Inspector General of Police (IGP); Assistant Inspector General, AIG Zone 1, Kano; Commissioner of Police, Kano, from inviting, arresting and harassing the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward officers at Ganduje ward, Dawakin-Tofa local council of Kano State. 

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A Kano High Court has granted an ex parte order restraining the Inspector General of Police (IGP); Assistant Inspector General, AIG Zone 1, Kano; Commissioner of Police, Kano, from inviting, arresting and harassing the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward officers at Ganduje ward, Dawakin-Tofa local council of Kano State.

In a consolidated order granted by Justice Yusuf Ubale Muhammad on May 2, 2024, the court also restricted the APC National Working Committee (NWC), State Council of the party and APC acting National Chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, from using security operatives to arrest or detain the Ganduje ward executives, pending the hearing and determination of motion on notice.

The ex parte motion jointly filed by the Jafar Adamu and 10 others and Haladu Gwanjo and Laminu Sani Barguma-led factional ward officers, through their counsel, Shamsu Ubale Jibrin Esq., is seeking the protection of their fundamental human rights as guaranteed by the constitution.

In the consolidated motion ex parte dated April 29, 2024, the applicants are challenging the IGP, AIG zone 1 Kano, Commissioner of Police Kano, APC, APC NWC, Kano APC State Council and Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

The court after hearing the application ordered as follows: “An interim order of injunction is hereby granted restraining the respondents in the two consolidated suits, their officers, agents, privies or any other officer serving under them from inviting, arresting, harassing or detaining the applicants in respect of the subject matter of the suit, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice already filed.”

“It is further ordered that interim order for the motion on notice and all other processes in these suits shall be served on all the respondents, timeously and before the next adjourned date. The case adjourned to June 5, 2024, for hearing of the motion on notice.”

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