Fulani chief sues IGP, CP, demands N10m over detention 

Vigilante Group of Nigeria leader, Babangida Jibrin, and a Fulani chief in Auchan, Ikara local government of Kaduna,  Yahaya Alhaji Abubakar, have sued the Inspector General of Police and Commissioner of Police, Kaduna state for alleged unlawful detention. 

Superintendent of Police, Waziri Sada of Kaduna state CID was included in the suit filed at the state High Court by the two applicants through their lawyer, Yakubu K. Musa, seeking compensation of N10 million for alleged unlawful detention and incarceration of their persons. 

The Kaduna High Court 4 presided over by Justice Isa Aliyu, had in January given an exparte order to the three respondents to charge the two applicants to court or release them on bail, pending the determination of the application in the motion on notice.

But when the case came up for hearing Wednesday, counsel to the respondents, Barr. Abba Sirajo told the court that the two applicants had since been charged to court for alleged conspiracy, kidnapping and culpable homicide and were remanded at the Kaduna Correctional Centre.

Though the defendants’ counsel was unable to give details about the twist in the case, applicants’ name, the date they were charged to court and when they were sent to the Correctional Centre on remand, applicants’ counsel, Barr. Yakubu Musa said they are in court to seek justice for the applicants as their fundamental human rights to liberty, association and movement have been infringed upon. 

“We are claiming over N10 million because they (applicants) have been in incarceration since October 2022. The defendants’ counsel just informed the court that the applicants had been charged to court, without showing any proof like the First Information Report (FIR) to show the charges against the applicants.”