Police release 67 vehicles, motorcycles to Shi’ites after 8 years

vehicles seized from Shi’ites

Some of the vehicles, tricycles returned to members of Shi’ites in Kaduna by police

By Mustapha Yauri

The Kaduna Police Command has released 67 vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles seized from some members of Shi’ites (an Islamic Group) in 2015 back to the Islamic group.

This was in compliance to the judgment of the court in the suit filed on Dec. 15 2021, the plaintiffs (Mohammed-Auwal Yakubu and 77 others) who are members of Shi’ite group filed a writ of Summons against the Commissioner of Police and Attorney-General of Kaduna State.

The writ was hinged on an order of the Kaduna State High Court directing the defendants to release unto the plaintiffs their respective vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles.

Mr Mark Abu, Counsel for the plaintiffs confirmed the release of the vehicle, motorcycles and tricycles to his clients in compliance with the court order.

”We were at the MTD Police Station Zaria to witness the release of movable properties of my clients.

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“On Nov. 9, 2022, Justice Amina Bello of the Kaduna State High Court entered judgment in favour of me clients on the strength of the affidavit evidence and exhibits.

“After obtaining the judgment, the order of the court was served on the commissioner of police who is the first defendant in the case,” he said.

He added the commissioner minutes the order to the Area Commander, Zaria who subsequently directed the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of MTD police station to release the vehicles.

The counsel noted that the number of the vehicles filed in the court processes were a lot more than the vehicles they met at the police station.

“We will discuss with our clients on the options available and the one we will explore,’’ Abu said

However, the police officer who supervised the release of the vehicles to the plaintiffs, declined comments on the matter, stressing that he was not authorised to do so.

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