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Passport Seizure: Court to hear Sheikh Zakzaky's case on January 19 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 06 November 2021 21:39

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed January 19, 2022 to hear the suit filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria , Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, over the seizure of their passports.

The judge, Inyang Ekwo, on Friday, fixed the date to allow the Attorney-General of the Federation and the State Security Service (SSS), sued as defendants in the fundamental rights enforcement suit, to respond to the suit.

The AGF, Abubakar Malami, according to NAN, was represented by Oyin Koleoso, but no lawyer appeared for the SSS.

Marshall Abubakar, the plaintiffs’ lawyer, informed the court that the 1st respondent had been duly served with the processes and the hearing notice.

He pushed for the hearing to go on, but the judge chose to adjourn the hearing to enable the respondents “keep their house in order.”

He then fixed January 19, 2022, for hearing of the suits.

He also directed the applicants to ensure that hearing notices are issued to the respondents.