Court grants order restraining EFCC from arresting Kwankwaso, others

A Kano High Court, situated at Audu Bako Secretariat, has issued an order restraining the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from taking any action against the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the 2023 general elections, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, and seven others.

The applicants, including the NNPP and prominent individuals, sought protection against arrest, detention, harassment, intimidation, or any form of infringement on their rights by the EFCC.

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

In his ruling, Justice Muhammad stated: “An interim order of injunction is hereby granted, restraining the respondent, either by itself, its agents, representatives, cronies, or whosoever acting on its behalf, from arresting, detaining, harassing, intimidating, inviting, or in any way infringing on the fundamental rights of the applicants, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice already filed.”

He further directed that all processes in the suit, including the interim order and the motion on notice, be served on the EFCC in a timely manner before the adjourned date.

The court has scheduled the hearing of the motion on notice for June 24, 2024.

The respondents in the suit are the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), while the applicants include Dr. Ajuji Ahmed, Dipo Olayanku, Ahmed Balewa, Chief Clement Anele, Lady Folshade Aliu, Eng. Buba Galadima, and Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

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