Mahmoud faulted the respondents’ challenge to the Abuja court’s jurisdiction to hear the case, arguing that no law supports the position that where rights violation occurs across several jurisdictions, one cannot approach a court in any of the jurisdictions.
He urged the court to strike out the suit because the alleged rights violation occurred in Kano, adding that there was a Federal High Court in Kano before which Sanusi could seek redress.
“Where there is infringement in sequence, the court with jurisdiction is that where the alleged infringement commenced, which by the applicant’s affidavit, is Kano and there is a Federal High Court in Kano,”he added.
In his defence, legal counsel to the IGP, Victor Okoye, faulted the competence of the suit and queried the court’s jurisdiction to hear it.
The lawyer averred that the appropriate venue for Sanusi to seek redress for the alleged violation of his rights was a court in Kano State.
The lawyer also argued that from the way his client was treated, his rights were violated, and he ought to seek protection through the court..Read Full Story