Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Court to hear Shi’ites’ case challenging proscription on September 11

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed September 11 to hear a motion filed by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, popularly called Shi’ites, asking the court to vacate the ex parte order it gave on July 26 proscribing its activities in the country.

Justice Nkeonye Maha of Court adjourned the case after hearing the two counsels.

The Solicitor General of the Federation, Mr Ayo Apata, SAN, had applied for more time.

Counsel to the IMN, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, did not oppose the request either.

The court had, upon an ex-parte motion by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation also declared the group a terrorist organisation.

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