COURT FIXES NEXT MONTH TO HEAR ISLAMIC MOVEMENT OF NIGERIA SUIT AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Written by darling on August 29, 2019
Federal High Court, Abuja has slated September 11th, 2019, for hearing of the motion filed by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), challenging an order of the court, proscribing its existence and activities in any part of Nigeria.
The group further submitted that the ex-parte order made by the court has determined the fundamental right of the respondent/applicant without affording them a fair hearing.
Represented by the Solicitor General of the Federation, DAYO APATA applied for extension of the time within which it could file a counter affidavit to adduce reasons why the proscription order against activities of the Islamic Movement in the country, should not be lifted.
In a short ruling, Justice NKEONYE MAHA fixed September 11th, 2019, for the hearing of the Islamic Movement motion praying the court for an order to reverse its proscription as a terrorist group.