A Kano High Court, located at the Audu Bako Secretariat, has issued an order restraining the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting, detaining, harassing, intimidating, or inviting the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, along with seven others.

The applicants in the case include the NNPP, Dr. Ajuji Ahmed, Dipo Olayanku, Ahmed Balewa, Chief Clement Anele, Lady Folshade Aliu, Eng. Buba Galadima, and Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. The respondent is the EFCC.

Justice Yusuf Ubale Muhammad granted the order after reviewing the motion ex parte dated and filed on June 5, 2024.

The court’s interim order of injunction restrains the EFCC, its agents, representatives, or any individuals acting on its behalf, from any actions that would infringe on the fundamental rights of the applicants. This includes arresting, detaining, harassing, intimidating, or inviting them, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice already filed.

The judge further ordered that the interim order, along with the motion on notice and all other related documents, be served to the EFCC promptly before the next court date.

The case has been adjourned to June 24, 2024, for the hearing of the motion on notice.


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