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Court adjourns Tinubu’s case against Army Chief, Minimah, to April 20

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, adjourned till April 20, a fundamental rights’ enforcement suit by former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, against the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah.

APC leader, Bola Tinubu
APC leader, Bola Tinubu

Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had sued Minimah over the deployment of soldiers to lay siege to his No. 26 Bourdillon Street, Ikoyi, Lagos home, between February 9 and 11.

Trial judge, Justice John Tsoho, had on March 26, granted an interim injunction, banning the military siege on Tinubu’s home and stopping any possible arrest or detention of the applicant during the period of the general elections.

After granting the order, the judge adjourned to hear the substantive suit.

At the resumed hearing, the applicant’s counsel, Mr Chukwuma Onwuemene, was in court.

However, Minimah was not represented.

Onwuemene, however, prayed the court for a short adjournment for the hearing of the substantive suit.

Justice Tsoho recalled that the applicant had already secured an interim injunction shielding him from arrest and intimidation by the military, adding that the court could not give any date before the Easter vacation. He, therefore, adjourned till April 20 for hearing.

 

 

 

 


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