BREAKING: IMN files motion to challenge FG’s proscription

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The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has through their lawyer, Mr Haruna Maigashi, filed a motion on Friday, August 2, 2019, at the Federal High Court in Abuja, to challenge the proscription of the group by the Federal Government.

The Shiite group asked the court to set aside the ex-parte order made on July 26th proscribing IMN as a terrorist organisation.

They also want the court to set aside the order restraining any of their members from participating in the activities of the group.

The suit was predicated on four grounds, one of which the group said the order was made without jurisdiction as it was made against a non-jurist body.

The Shiite group also averred that the order was made without giving the respondent (that is the group) a right to a fair hearing.

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According to it, the order is a breach of the fundamental rights of all members of the IMN to a fair hearing and freedom of association.

They, therefore, want to the court to set aside the order.

However, no date or judge has been assigned to the suit.

More details later…

Yetunde Adegoke

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