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Kaduna Businessman Vs Nigerian Army, DG SSS: Court Adjourns for Ruling

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By; ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna


A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna, on Monday adjourned for ruling till April 2, 2020, a human rights infringement case brought against the Nigerian Army and the Director General State Security Services (SSS), by a Kaduna businessman, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gashash.
Gashash, popularly known as Sardaunan Matasa.

His Counsel, Umar Magaji, had filed an application against the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division and the Director General of the State Security Services for illegally and unlawfully arresting him.


It was alleged that about 20 personnel of the 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna on January 1, 2020 invaded the house of the businessman in Kakuri, without search warrant and whisked him away.


He was however, released after Justice Zainab Abubakar, granted an application filed by his counsel, directing the Nigerian Army and the DSS to release him with immediate effect.


At the first hearing of the case on  Tuesday February 11, the case was adjourned to enable the applicant file affidavit removing the 4th respondent (DG SSS), from the trial since they had already been served with the court summons, after counsel to the applicant had notified the court of the intention to remove the DG SSS from the case.


But at this Monday’s hearing, Counsel to the applicant rescinded their decision saying they have changed their minds to continue the case with the 4th respondent.


After hearing the submission of both counsels, the presiding Judge, Justice Zainab Abubakar, adjourned the case till April 2, 2020 for ruling, a decision both counsels accepted.

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