The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has again secured two favourable landmark judgements in Jos, the Plateau state capital within one week against various governmental agencies.
In the latest judgement delivered today 13th November, the High Court in Jos ruled that the arrest and subsequent detention of two members of the Islamic Movement resident in Jos, Idris Muhammad and Awwal Hussein, by officers of the Nigerian Army contravenes their fundamental rights and the right to free association. The court awarded the duo the sum of one million Naira as general damages.
The two, a teacher and a student, were illegally arrested in the premises of a school belonging to Islamic Movement and were subsequently detained for a total of four months.
In the meantime, last week on 7th November, 2019 the Plateau state High Court presided by Justice Nafisa Adam, struck out the case instituted against members of the Islamic Movement by Operation Save Haven (OPSH) accusing them of public disturbance, unlawful assembly and other flimsy charges.