Fundamental Rights Case of IMN Members in Sokoto: Court Adjourns Sitting Again

The Federal High Court Sokoto has adjourned sitting again till the 18th of January, 2018 in the case of enforcement of the fundamental rights of members of the Islamic Movement, which came up for hearing today.

The adjournment followed the inability of the Attorney-general of Sokoto state to file a response to the motion on notice backed by affidavits in support filed by counsel to members of IMN in Sokoto against the Sokoto state government, Sokoto State governor, the Sokoto State Attorney General & Commissioner of Justice, the Sokoto State Police Commissioner, the Director, State Security Service Sokoto, the Director Department of Security Service Sokoto and the Inspector General of Police seeking for the enforcement of their Fundamental Rights and an order of perpetual injunction restraining government and security services in the state or their agents from any further harassments, molestations and violently attacking or arresting IMN members during any of their peaceful processions or religious activities among others.

The AG pleaded for more time to be be able to file his response. Already, counsels to DSS and Police had sent in their counter affidavits and the counsel to IMN has replied. The Court therefore adjourned hearing till January 18th 2018.

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria residing in Sokoto state had gone to the Federal High Court in Sokoto seeking for the enforcement of their fundamental rights, which was necessitated by the incessant harassment, intimidation, violent attacks and severe breach of their fundamental rights in Sokoto, which warranted an urgent press statement sometime back, saying that the IMN will hold the Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal responsible should anything happen to members and properties of IMN members in Sokoto state.

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