BREAKING: Court Adjourns Sowore, Bakare’s Fundamental Rights Suit To March 25

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal high Court, Abuja, has adjourned the application seeking the enforcement of fundamental rights filed by human rights activists, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, to March 25, 2020 for hearing.

The judge adjourned the matter after the regularisation of the processes by all parties involved in the case.

The activists had on November 15 and 20, 2019 filed separate suits marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1407/2019 and FHC/ABJ/CS/1428/2019. 

They are challenging the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, and Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), for their illegal arrest and detention.

Sowore and Bakare asked the court to order the DSS to pay them N500m each as damages for their detention and violation of fundamental rights.

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