Audu Maikori is reportedly suing Governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai
Audu Maikori,the entertainment mogul and social activist from Southern Kaduna in Nigeria who has been very vocal in advocating for his state people and bringing the world’s attention to the mayhem which followed the admittance by the Kaduna State Governor that he had paid the Fulani herdsmen aggressors in the region to stop the killings has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai in a suit (FHC/ABJ/CS/385/17) filed by his lawyers, Ballason’s Chambers at the Federal High Court, Abuja for gross violation of his human rights.He is seeking N10 billion as compensation for damages.
This comes after four days in detention, Maikori was charged to a Kaduna State Magistrate Court under Section 24 of the Cybercrime Act of 2015 but released on bail on medical grounds.The music executive was subsequently arrested by the Nigerian police on charges of incitement based on a petition by the Kaduna State government attributed to a tweet in which he made claims which turned out to be false.
A tweet which he later retracted and apologized for after he discovered his driver had lied to him to obtain money fraudulently.
The trial judge, Hon. Justice John Tsoho on Tuesday, 16th May 2017, reveals that Maikori prayed the court to enforce his fundamental rights in light of the undue harassment and intimidation he suffered at the hands of the Kaduna State government, the State Governor and the Nigerian Police.