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Court strikes out suit against Buhari, others over Judges’ arrest


The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday struck out the suit filed against President Muhammadu Buhari and five others, challenging the October 8, 2016, arrest and detention of two Justiceof the Supreme Court and four others by the operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS). The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday struck out the suit filed against President Muhammadu Buhari and five others, challenging the October 8, 2016, arrest and detention of two Justiceof the Supreme Court and four others by the operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS). Joined as defendants along with President Buhari in the suit are the Director General of DSS, DSS, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the National Judicial Council (NJC). The president and the AGF, filed a preliminary objection, challenging the locus standi of the plaintiff to institute the court action without the consent of the affected judicial officers. Also, they told the court that the plaintiff’s action is malicious, frivolous, vexatious, lacking in merit and constituted and abuse of the civil process of the court.


Source: Nigerian Tribune October 11, 2018 16:30 UTC



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