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PDP Protest: Saraki, Melaye, Murray-Bruce Ask Court to Set Aside Police Summons,

The Senate President Bukola Saraki and two other senators, Dino Melaye, Ben Murray-Bruce have asked the Federal High Court to set aside the invitation of the police  in respect of their involvement in the protest by the Peoples Democratic Party last week.
In a fundamental  human rights suit filed on 8th of  October, 2018, the senators amongst others is asking the court to declare that their threat, intimidation and unlawful harassment  by the police via a letter of invitation  is illegal and a gross violation of their  rights as guaranteed under section 34 and 35 of the 1999 constitution .
The senators amongst others is asking the court to declare that their threat, intimidation and unlawful harassment  by the police via a letter of invitation  is illegal, And sum of N500m as  examplary damages .
They therefore, want an  order of the court  restraining the  Police from any  unlawful harassment, intimidation, or attempt to arrest and detain them in connection with their demonstration.
Members of the PDP had on October 5 embarked on a protest to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asking the electoral umpire to maintain neutrality and endeavour to conduct a free and fair election in 2019.
Their protest was propelled by the alleged support the INEC gave to the ruling party in the just concluded Osun state governorship election.
No date has been fixed for the hearing of the suit.
AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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