Blow for Muhiyi as court dismisses case seeking to restrain police from arresting him


By Nasir Isa

The Federal High Court in Kano has dismissed a case against the Kano State House of Assembly and Nigerian Police Force filed by Barrister Muhyi Magaji Rimin Gado, who was sacked as the head of Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission.

Rimin Gado went to court seeking to restraint police from arresting and prosecuting him in connection with a complaint of alleged forgery lodged against him by the Kano State House of Assembly.

The presiding judge, Justice Iyang, stated in her ruling that her court lacks supervisory power over the Kano State House of Assembly, emphasizing that Rimin Gado should have approached the Kano State High Court rather than the Federal High Court.

Also in her decision on Tuesday, Justice Iyang maintained that Muhuyi’s application was incompetent, claiming that the allegation of violation of his fundamental rights were merely ancillary claims that did not fall within the purview of fundamental rights.

The judge also held that in order for the court to rule on a fundamental rights violation, the applicant’s claim must be based on an infringement of his fundamental rights.

She, on the other hand, dismissed the case because it was incompetent.

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