EZEKWESILI HEADS FOR COURT AS POLICE BANS #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS PROTESTS

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Former Education Minister Oby Ezekwesili has vowed to head for court today to challenge the action of the Nigeria Police, which yesterday announced a ban on all protests in Abuja over the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.
Federal Capital Territory Police Commissioner Mbu Joseph Mbu, who announced the ban at a news conference, had claimed that there were plans by “dangerous elements” to infiltrate the protesters and detonate bombs.
However, Ezekwesili, who has been leading the #BringBackOurGirls protests, immediately rejected the ban as illegal and said they would seek redress in court.
“What we plan to do is, and we already spoke to our lawyers, we will go to court tomorrow to seek restraint on the police,” she told CNN last night.
She added that based on a Supreme Court ruling, the police had no right to stop the protesters from exercising their rights to hold the protest.
Earlier, Ezekwesili wrote on Twitter: “There is no BASIS for and no POWER of FCT Commissioner of Police to ban peaceful assembly of any group of persons in the city.”

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