A Federal Capital Territory High Court on Thursday fixed ruling for June 11 in a motion filed by a former member of the House of Reps, Hon Dino Melaye against the Inspector General of Police over the alleged disruption of a rally aimed at protesting the abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State.
Following the hearing of the motion with the number CV/ 1520/2014 filed by Mr Reuben Egwuaba, Melaye’s counsel, Justice Abubakar Talba fixed the date for the ruling.
Egwuaba had prayed the court to declare the disruption of the rally as well as the arrest of some of the participants unconstitutional. Wile alleging that the police stormed the Unity Fountain venue of the rally with machine guns and hot water canons to prevent the participants from assembling, he told the court that the application seeks to enforce the rights of the applicants to hold peaceful rallies.
He described the disruption of the rally and the arrests as a violation of the fundamental human rights of the applicants. He went on to say “this is in line with Section 41 of the Constitution and the duty of the police is clearly stated in Section 4 of the Police Act.”