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Court fixes April for hearing in suit against Jonathan, others

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By  Abdulwahab  Abdulah

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has adjourned till April 13, for definite hearing in the suit  against President Goodluck Jonathan and five others by the Save Nigeria Group, SNG, over alleged violation of its fundamental human rights for protesting against the removal of fuel subsidy early this year.

Other respondents in the suit are the  National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Azazi; Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Oluseyi Petinrin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika; Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar and the Attorney General of the Federation.

The group is contending that the drafting of soldiers to Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park , Ojota, Lagos  to stop their protest against the withdrawal of the subsidy on petrol, was a  violation of its rights.

The group is also claiming N100 million as general, special and exemplary damages from the respondents.

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