On Tuesday, The Zamfara State High Court postponed the lawsuit filed by the depose Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, as Emir of Maru, against Muhammad Adamu Abubakar, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), and five others, to 16th December, 2020.

NAN reports that the removed Emir filled case against Adamu and five others for illegal detention and defamation of character.

Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim was removed by Zamfara State Government in 2019 for allegedly aiding and abetting of banditry and was kept in the Zamfara Government House for eleven months. Daily Post reports

The other five expected to respond in the lawsuit include the Secretary to Zamfara State Government, Alhaji Bala Maru, the state’s Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), the Commissioner of Police, Assistant Director, DSS.

The former Emir is also requesting N6.5 billion as compensation for alleged breach on his fundamental human rights.

But, the Presiding Judge, Justice Bello Shinkafi, stated that, the case was postponed because of the number of pending cases before the court.

Sam Anosuke, while Speaking to journalist at the court’s premises, the lawyer to the deposed Emir, said: “The matter was supposed to be ruled on today, but shifted to December 16.

“The court is always overloaded, that’s why the case is taking time.”

However, Sam Anosuke explicit hope that his customer would be favoured at the end of the day.

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