Court Grants Restraining Order Against Arrest Of Tinubu
The Federal High Court in Lagos today granted an interim injunction restraining the Chief of Army Staff, his privies, agents and servants from arresting, detaining, harassing or intimidating Bola Ahmed Tinubu pending the determination of the motion on notice.
Bola Tinubu had approached the court on March 25th through his lawyer, Femi Falana, seeking the enforcement of his fundamental human rights.
In the restraining order granted by Presiding Judge, J.T. Tsoho, the interim injunction also barred the Chief of Army Staff or his privies, agents and servants from further laying siege on the home of Bola Tinubu situated at number 26, Bourdillon Street, Ikoyi. Furthermore, the military or its agents are restrained from preventing him from participating in the 2015 general elections.
The determination of the motion on notice in the matter between Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the Chief of Army Staff was moved to March 31st. In the past 2 weeks, news of the planned arrest of Tinubu had circulated in the media. Despite denials by the government, no one believes them.