Starting from today Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 the Islamic Movement in Nigeria will be involved in a series of court cases at the Federal High Courts in Abuja and Kaduna as well as the Kaduna state high court.
This morning at the Federal High Court in Abuja, the case seeking the enforcement of the fundamental rights of members of the Islamic Movement comes up for hearing.
The case is challenging the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the FCT Police Commissioner and the Director of DSS for the incessant violation of the rights of members of the Movement in the Federal Capital City, Abuja.
Times without number, members of the Movement have had to face police brutality each time they embarked on their peaceful religious activities in Abuja, sometimes resulting in the unnecessary loss of lives of members.
A similar case comes up the following day, Thursday March 22nd, in Kaduna for hearing, where the Islamic Movement is challenging the purported proscription of it’s religious and other activities in the state.
AGF Abubakar Malami
Equally to come up simultaneously on Thursday in Kaduna state High Court is the opening of defense in the case instituted by Kaduna state government against some members of the Movement arrested in the course of the aftermath of Zaria massacre and charged with sundry offences.
It is expected that the defence lawyers will enter a “no case submission” in the matter.
Whatever it is the remainder of the week is going to be a very busy one for the Movement on the legal front.