Hey there, middle schoolers! So, there’s this guy named Alhaji Murtala Ajaka who ran for governor in Kogi. But now he’s in a bit of a pickle because he thinks Governor Yahaya Bello and some other people are planning to arrest him. Yikes!
There’s a court in Abuja called the Federal High Court, and they’re the ones who will decide what happens next. The judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, listened to both sides and then said, “Hold on, I need some time to think about this.” So now everyone has to wait for the judge to make a decision.
Okay, so here’s what happened in court. Ajaka’s lawyer, Mr. S.E. Aruwa, said that they filed some papers on July 11 to support their case. They even filed a reply to the governor’s papers. On the other hand, the governor’s lawyer, A.M. Adoyi, said they filed a preliminary objection and a counter affidavit on July 19. Adoyi also asked the court to throw out the case because they think the court doesn’t have the power to handle it.
Ajaka is really worried about his safety, so he went to court to ask for protection. He wants the court to make sure his rights are respected. He mentioned a bunch of rights like the right to life, dignity, fair hearing, freedom of expression, and more. He based his case on some laws in the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.
Let’s do a quick roll call of the people involved in this case. First, we have Governor Yahaya Bello as the main person Ajaka is worried about. Then there’s the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector-General of Police, the Commissioner of Police in Kogi, and the Department of State Services along with its Director General. They all have a role to play in this lawsuit.