Friday, September 16, 2016

Court Strikes Out Suit Challenging Buhari’s Appointment Of Hameed Ali

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has struck out a suit challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Hameed Ali as the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service.

Justice Sale Hassan said the court lacked jurisdiction on the matter.

The case was filed, in November 2015, by a human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. Mr. Adegoruwa challenged the appointment of Mr. Ali, a retired Colonel, as Customs chief saying Nigerian laws were violated in the process.