Court Carpets Chief Of Army Staff For Tinubu

Court Carpets Chief Of Army Staff For Tinubu

Following several alarm raised by the country’s major opposition party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the recent siege allegedly laid by men of the Nigerian army in front of the house of a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, a federal High Court sitting in Lagos has carpeted the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah.

The Nation reports that the federal High Court on Thursday restrained the Chief of Army Staff, from arresting, detaining, harassing or intimidating Tinubu.

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The order was given by Justice J.T. Tsoho after hearing a motion ex parte application dated and filed on March 24, 2015, by the applicant, Bola Tinubu, through his legal counsel, Femi Falana (SAN) as well as reading of the affidavit of urgency in support of the motion ex parte sworn to by a journalist, Sunday Dare.

The Chief of Army Staff, his allies, agents and servants were also restrained from attempting to stop Tinubu from participating in the general elections.

Minimah, his privies, agents and servants were further restrained from laying siege to Tinubu’s house, located at 26, Bourdillon Street, Ikoyi, pending the determination of a motion on notice filed against the defendant.

The plaintiff reportedly approached the court on March 25, 2015, through his lawyer, Falana to seek the enforcement of his fundamental human rights.

The plaintiff in his application had prayed the court for a three days order, including leave to serve the Originating Motion on Notice on the respondent at the Ministry of Defence, Area 10, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.

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Justice Tsoho granted the three prayers of the applicant, and adjourned hearing of the motion on notice in the matter to March 31, 2015.

It is becoming obvious that the national leader of the APC, and the former governor of Lagos State is very fortunate with law suits.

Tinubu recently also secured victory at a Lagos State high court, when it granted the injunction barring, Daar Communications from disseminating a documentary titled, “The Lion of Bourdillon” pending the determination of “The Motion on Notice.”


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