Court restrains police from arresting APC Ward Excos who suspended Ganduje

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Court restrains from arresting APC Ward Excos who suspended Ganduje …C0NTINUE READING HERE >>>

A Kano High Court has granted an exparte 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 government area of Kano state.

The executives had suspended Abdullahi Ganduje, National Chairman of the party, last month, sparking controversy as the state working committee of the party overturned the suspension.

They had subsequently dragged APC, APC NWC, Kano SWC, and Ganduje before Justice Usman Na'abba of the state high court to affirm the suspension of Ganduje from the party.

However, it was gathered that security operatives launched a manhunt to arrest the ward officers.

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

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

In the consolidated motion exparte dated 29th April, 2024, the two affidavits first, sworn to by the applicant (Jafar Adamu) suit no. K/M759/2024 and second suit no. K/M758/2024 sworn by applicants Haladu Gwanjo and Laminu Sani Barguma).

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.

“And after hearing Shamsu Ubale Jibrin Esq. of counsel for the two set of applicants today 2nd of May, 2024, it is hereby 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 this suit shall be served on all the respondents, timeously and before the next adjourned date. The case adjourned to 5th June, 2024, for hearing of the motion on notice.”

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