Abuja - An FCT High Court will on July 21 rule whether or not the court has jurisdiction to entertain Dino Melaye’s suit alleging disruption of "Bring Back Our Girls’’ rally.
Justice Abubakar Talba on Tuesday fixed the date at the resumed hearing of the case filed by Melaye against the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, and another.
Melaye is challenging the alleged disruption of the rally he led in Abuja on May 9, to press for the release of the abducted school girls in Chibok, Borno.
In the fundamental rights’ enforcement suit, Melaye had alleged that the police manhandled and arrested him and forcefully dispersed the other peaceful protesters.
At the resumed hearing of the case, Counsel to the Police, Simon Lough, raised objection to an earlier ruling of the court.
He contended that the FCT Court, as a State High Court, had no jurisdiction to entertain cases involving federal institutions like the police.
The counsel urged the judge to decline jurisdiction in the case and hold that his earlier ruling was a nullity.
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