A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Friday restrained the Kano State government, its agents, Police, and Department of State Services, among others, from arresting former Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, his family members, and associates.
The court, presided by Justice A. E. Liman, gave the order while ruling on an application by Ganduje for the enforcement of his fundamental rights to fair hearing, private and family life and to acquire and own property.
The applicant, which listed the Nigeria Police, Inspector-General of Police, Department of State Service, Kano State government, Kano State anti-corruption, and public complaint commission, among others, as respondents, in a Motion Exparte filed on 7th July 2023, urged the court to restrain the respondents from arresting or harassing or him or any of his associates.
The judge then ruled as follows:
“THAT AN OPDER is granted restraining the respondents whether by themselves or acting through their officers, men, operatives, privies, or any person or
group of persons whosoever described from harassing, intimidating, threatening to arresting, detaining the applicant, or his children or any member of his family or any appointee who served under the Administration of the Applicant or forcefully taking over of the applicant’s properties or his children or any member of his family, or any who served under appointee, the Administration of the Applicant, pending determination of the Applicant’s substantive Originating Motion in this matter..
“THAT the interim order shall operate pending the hearing of the motion for enforcement of Fundamental Right which is fixed for the 14″ of July 2023.
“THAT the Respondents shall be served with the Motion 36 hours from today.”