Justice Bello Shinkafi has dismissed the application filed by the dethroned Emir of Maru, Ibrahim Abubakar against the Inspector General Of Police and five others challenging his unlawful detention, infringement of fundamental human rights.
The dethroned Emir was also demanding N6.5 billion damages.
The presiding judge, Justice Shinkafi dismissed the case on the ground that the law enforcement agencies acted within the ambit of the law hence the deposed Emir’s detention at the Government House for eleven months was lawful.
According to the judge, the action of the police and the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), who are respondents in the suit, did not violate the applicant’s fundamental human rights.
The counsel to the sixth respondent, who is the former Secretary To The Zamfara State Government, Bala Maru described the judgement as a good and sound one considering the prevailing insecurity in the state.
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