Tukur was arrested on Monday at his office in Kaduna over a purported order by an Abuja magistrate court in a case filed by the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, and one Ibrahim Bamoi.
Speaking exclusively with LEADERSHIP, Tukur’s lawyer, Abdul Mohammed, said Tukur is being detained at Zone 7 police station in Abuja.
He said, “I spoke to him this morning (yesterday) and he said he’s fine but he is kept in the same cell with hardened criminals and
terrorists. The police said he is under investigation and will appear in court tomorrow [today]. They said the cell in Force CID Area 10 is still under renovation so they can’t put him there.”
of the book at the High Court, FCT Jurisdiction, Court 27.
If Tukur is not arraigned today, Abdul Mohammed said, he would then seek an enforcement of his fundamental human rights, given that Tukur had stayed more than 48 hours in detention (Tuesday 2pm - Thursday 2pm).
Mamu is having a running battle with Senator Mohammed over his (Mamu) insistence on publishing a book, “FCT Administration: The Rot Within”, which is about the administration of Mohammed as the FCT minister. He had earlier filed a case against the publication …more