Lagos: Tinubu secures federal court order against arrest by military


Bola-Tinubu-court-orderAll Progressives Congress National Leader, Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, secured an interim injunction of a Federal High Court in Lagos, shielding him from possible arrest and detention by the Nigerian Army.

Justice John Tsoho, who granted the order, specifically restrained the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, and his privies from “arresting, detaining, harassing or intimidating the applicant.”

The judge further barred the defendants from laying siege on Tinubu’s house at number 26, Bourdillon Street, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Tsoho made the order in positive answer to a motion ex parte brought before him by Tinubu, through his counsel, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN).

The application, which was dated and filed on March 24, 2015, was equally backed up with an affidavit of urgency sworn to by one Sunday Dare.

Tinubu prayed the court for an order restraining the defendants from hindering him from participating in the 2015 general elections.

The applicant further sought the leave of the court to serve the defendants with the court papers outside of jurisdiction at the Ministry of Defence, Area 10, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The court granted the order as prayed by the applicant and subsequently adjourned till March 31, 2015, for hearing in the substantive suit.


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