JUST IN: IMN Challenges FG Proscription Order In Court

Shi’ites leader in Nigeria Ibrahim Elzazaky as groups heads to court over proscription

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has filed a motion to challenge the proscription of the group by the Federal Government.

Members of the group filed the suit through their lawyer, Mr. Haruna Maigashi, on Friday at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

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

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.

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.

NAN

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