Court bars police from arresting fake APC ward officers behind purported Ganduje’s suspension

A Kano High Court has issued an exparte order prohibiting police from arresting and harassing the alleged All Progressives Congress (APC) ward officers involved in the claimed suspension of the party’s national leader, Abdullahi Ganduje.

The self-proclaimed APC ward officers at Ganduje ward, Dawakin-Tofa local government area of Kano state, who are reported to be agents of the ruling New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), slammed the false suspension on Ganduje a few weeks ago, but were labeled impostors by Kano APC.

The Kano State APC chapter called for their immediate arrest and prosecution.

But 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 APC National Chairman, Ganduje from using the security operatives to arrest or detain the Ganduje ward executives, pending the hearing and determination of motion on notice.

The exparte motion jointly filed by the Jafar Adamu and 10 others and Haladu Gwanjo and Laminu Sani Barguma 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 suits 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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