Court stops EFCC from arresting Kwankwaso and others

The Kano High Court sitting at the 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 People’s Party (NNPP) in the 2023 elections, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and seven others.

The plaintiffs in the case include the NNPP, Dr. Ajuji Ahmed, Dipo Olayanku, Ahmed Balewa, Chief Clement Anele, Lady Folshade Aliu, Buba Galadima, an engineer, and Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, while the defendant is the EFCC .

Justice Yusuf Ubale Muhammad granted the order after considering an exparte motion dated and filed on June 5, accompanied by a four-paragraph verification affidavit, a 27-paragraph supporting affidavit, exhibits NNPP 1 -NNPP 9 attached and a written address, all dated June 5.

The court’s decision stated: “An order of interim injunction is hereby granted, restraining the defendant, either by himself or by his agents, representatives, friends or anyone acting on his behalf, from arresting, detaining , harass, intimidate, invite or in any other way. manner infringing the fundamental rights of the applicants pending the hearing and decision on the application on notice already filed.

Further, the court ordered that the interim order, motion on notice and all other proceedings of the suit be served on the defendant promptly and before the adjourned date.

The matter was adjourned to June 24, 2024 for hearing of the motion on notice.