Court stops EFCC from arresting Kwankwaso and 7 others – TheCitizen

A High Court, sitting in Kano, has issued an order restraining the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting the 2023 presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and seven other people.

The court presided over by Justice Yusuf Ubale Muhammad also restrained the anti-graft agency from inviting or intimidating, detaining and harassing the respondents.

Judge Muhammad granted the order after reading the exparte motion dated and filed June 5, 2024, filed by the plaintiffs.

The applicants are NNPP, Dr. Ajuji Ahmed, Dipo Olayanku, Ahmed Balewa, Chief Clement Anele, Lady Folshade Aliu, Eng. Buba Galadima and Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

The defendant in the suit is the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The court order reads: “An order of interim injunction is hereby granted, restraining the defendant, whether by himself or his agents, representatives, friends or anyone acting on his behalf, to arrest, detain, harass, intimidate, invite or in any manner infringe upon the fundamental rights of the petitioners, pending hearing and decision on the petition upon notice already filed.

“He further ordered that the interim order granted, the motion on notice and all other proceedings in this suit be served on the defendant on time and before the adjourned date.”

The presiding judge, Justice Muhammad, however, adjourned the matter to June 24, 2024 to hear the application on notice.