The Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Thursday ordered the spokesman for Kano Police Command, Abdullahi Haruna, to pay N1million damages in favour of a social media activist, Bashir Galadanchi.
In September 2019, Mr Galadanci was arrested, tortured and detained for five days at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS cell on the orders of the police spokesman for criticizing him and the Nigeria Police Force on Facebook.
In the offending post, viewed as innuendo against Mr Haruna, the activist wrote in Hausa language, “Tsintacciyar Mage bata mage”, which roughly means “stray cat doesn’t make a good cat” — an expression which the PPRO took as being personally hauled against him; and which occasioned the arrest, detention and torture of the blogger at the defunct SARS office in Kano.
Delivering the landmark judgement on Thursday, Justice Obiora Egwuatu condemned the actions of the PPRO, the officer in charge of the defunct SARS Uba Bangajiya and others involved in the brutality and harassment.
The judge then ordered them to tender public apology to the applicant in addition to restraining injunction from arrest, detention or any kind of intimidation.
The Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC, has warned the Chairman of the Ogun State Teaching Service Commission, TSC, Joshua Olalekan-Ifede, against religious profiling and bias over the use of hijab by female teachers.
The North is now leaderless because almost all the projected problems are now at the doorsteps Northerners. There was a time when the late Premier of the North Sir. Ahmadu Bello kept the region united and came with an Industrial revolution in 1962 that would have made the region the major producer and exporter of crops in the world. He planted the economic trees that should have been the pillars to employ all our abandoned youths who are now the foot soldiers that are chasing us despite the presence of the high and mighty. The reputation of the North has faded away gradually taking us closer to our graves on a daily basis because of insecurity, unemployment and poverty.
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