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Wike’s V. Police 

The Federal High Court, Abuja fixed february 22 to hear a suit filed by the  Rivers State governor,  Nyesom Wike against the Nigerian Police Force .


Wike had approached the Federal High Court asking it  to compel the police to desist from searching his Abuja residence describing the planned search as an abuse of his right as enshrined in section 308 of the 1999 constitution.


Joined as defendants in the suit are The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Nigeria Police Force, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the State Security Service, SSS.


At the previous sitting in November, the matter was adjourned due to EFCC absence as hearing notice  was not served on them.


Same also played out at  Wednesday’s hearing  as the DSS was also not present in court,  due to non service of hearing notice .


Counsel for the IGP ,   David Ighodo then asked the court to proceed with the matter,   that the DSS  has  no business in the matter.


Justice Ahmed Mohammed therefore  directs that all parties to be served with the hearing notice before the next adjourned date to ensure fair hearing .


The matter was adjourned to February,  22.



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