- An Abuja court has restrained police and IGP from harassing Senate president Bukola Saraki
- Some security operatives had recently laid siege on Saraki's Abuja home
- The court ordered for the enforcement of the fundamental human rights of the Senate president as guaranteed by sections 34
An Abuja high court sitting in Jabi presided over by Justice M. A. Nasir of vacation court 2, a few minutes ago issued an order restraining the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF); Inspector General of Police (IGP); and the Nigeria police force from interrogating, harassing, inviting, arresting and detaining the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Legit.ng gathered that this is pending the hearing of the substantive matter filled by 10 human rights lawyers in suit number CV/2454/18.
The court issued the order while delivering ruling in the motion number M/8280/2018 brought by 10 lawyers, led by Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere for the enforcement of the fundamental human rights of the Senate president as guaranteed by sections 34,35,36, and 41 of the Nigerian Constitution and articles 2,4,5,6,10 and 12 of the African Charter on Human and peoples right.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, July 24, recounted his experience in the hands of security operatives, who laid siege to his house and colleague's.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that security agencies early Tuesday morning, July 24, laid siege to the homes of Saraki and his deputy Ike Ekweremadu in Abuja.
The move was reported to be a ploy to prevent them from making it to the National Assembly because of a plan by many lawmakers to decamp from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
However, Saraki made his way to the Senate chamber at about 10:40am and presided over the plenary, while Ekweremadu could not make it as the siege on his home was still on at midday.
He eventually presided over the Senate and announced the defection of 15 senators from the ruling APC to the opposition party.
Saraki reacting to a motion on the siege on his home and that of his deputy, said the plenary would not have held if not for his preparation.
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