Ganduje bribe video: Concerned Kano citizens sue governor, CP for banning protest

A group of concerned citizen led by one Abba Hikima have sued the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, the commissioner of police, Rabiu Yusuf and 3 others for stopping protest against the governor over alleged bribe-taking video.

The group is challenging them at the Federal High Court for violating constitutional rights of the citizen and turning Kano into a police state.

In the suit referenced FHC/KN/CS/154/2018, the group seeks a judicial declaration of the Federal court to the effect that banning aggrieved citizens of a democratic society from freely expressing their discontentment with the state of affair in their own state amounts to flagrant violation of their constitutional right to freedom of expression, assembly and association as enshrined in the Sections 39 and 40 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as well as article 11 of the Africa’s Charter on Human and People’s Rights CAP A9 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

The group also prayed the court to mandate the Inspector General of Police and the Kano Police Kano Commissioner to provide them and other peaceful protesters with the necessary security backup they need to associate and express themselves in a peaceful manner at any time and place in the state and elsewhere.