Court dismisses suit against police, kashamu

Abdulqudus Ogundapo

A High Court of Ogun State in Ijebu-Ode on Thursday dismissed two suits filed against the Nigeria Police Force and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party. Buruji Kashamu .

The suits marked HCJ/64/2020 andHCJ/65/2020, were filed by the former chairman of PDP in Ogun State, Engr. Bayo Dayo and his son, Bola, alleging that their fundamental rights to freedom of movement, association and to own properties in any part of the country were about to be breached.

The ex-PDP chairman and his son had asked the court to restrain the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG Zone 2), the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, from arresting and detaining them over the complaints made against them by Senator Kashamu.

In his judgement, Justice O.S Olusanya said, both suits were abuse of court processes before he dismissed them.

He also awarded a cost of N150,000 against Dayo and N100,000 against Bola.

Reacting to the court judgments,the Chairman of the Labour Party in Ogun State  Comrade Abayomi Arabambi, said, “With today’s court pronouncements, the Police and other security agencies can now do their job of investigating all the allegations and counter-allegations against the parties in dispute with a view to establishing the veracity or otherwise of their claims and counter-claims.”

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