Tinubu Secures Court Injunction Against Possible Arrest, Intimidation By Military

Tinubu1A former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju 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 barred the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, and his privies from “arresting, detaining, harassing or intimidating the applicant”.

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

The judge made the order in positive answer to a motion ex parte brought before him by the APC chieftain 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.

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

He sought further 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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