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Audu Maikori drags Gov. El-Rufai to court, files N10billion law suit

Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori has sued Kaduna State Governor, Mallam
Nasir El-Rufai for gross violation of his human rights. In a suit
(FHC/ABJ/CS/385/17) filed by his lawyers, Ballason’s Chambers at the
Federal High Court, Abuja, Maikori is seeking damages to the tune of
N10billion.

According to details of the suit, which came
up for hearing before the trial judge, Hon. Justice John Tsoho on
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Maikori is praying the court to enforce his
fundamental rights against undue harassment and intimidation by the
Kaduna State government, the State Governor and the Nigerian Police. Recall
that Maikori was arrested by the Nigeria Police on charges of
incitement, based on a petition by the Kaduna State Government. He was
eventually released on bail and cleared of any complicity by the Police
Force Headquarters. .
He was, however, re-arrested and
whisked to Kaduna, after Governor El-Rufai publicly vowed to prosecute
him during the Social Media Week 2017. Maikori was detained for four
days, before he was charged to a Kaduna State Magistrate Court. He was
eventually released on bail on medical grounds.

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