Lawyer sues government officials for violating social distancing at Abba Kyari’s burial

Lawyer sues government officials for violating social distancing at Abba Kyari’s burial

The complaint against government officials, who violated safety precautions at the burial of Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has been assigned to a magistrate for hearing.

Magistrate Zubairu Mohammad of Court 1, Magistrate Court, Wuse 2 FCT, Abuja, is to hear and determine the complaint, according to Sahara Reporters.

Human rights lawyer and activist, Mr Tope Akinyode, who instituted the proceeding, argued that a fiat of the Attorney-General was not needed to institute the case.

The lawyer said since government had refused to prosecute its own people, he had decided to take up the matter.

The criminal complaint is against Garba Shehu, Boss Mustapha, Ahmed Bashir and nine others.

The court is yet to give a date for the hearing of the matter. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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