An order has been given for the arrest of the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Kano state, Abdullahi Abbas.
The order was given by a Federal High Court in Kano.
The court ordered him to be arrested for investigation over utterances he made.
The party stalwart is accused of threat to life, disruption of peace and hate speeches in a suit filed by Mahmoud Lamido.
The Kano indigene, through his counsel Bashir Yusuf Muhammad, told the court that Abbas, in a phone call, insinuated that he would kill him (sai na batar da kai).
In the Certified True Copy seen by DAILY POST, Justice S. A. Amobeda adjourned to the 16th of February to monitor compliance.
The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, in Kano has described the ruling as “a milestone achievement” for democracy.
Campaign spokesperson, Sanusi Bature said Abbas had been a subject of public discourse due to his utterances that could jeopardise peace.
Bature hinted it was the second time a court ordered the Commissioner of Police to arrest and prosecute the APC leader for alleged violence, intimidation and threat.
“We hope this will serve as a lesson to any politician who chooses the way of violence than promoting peace in Kano and Nigeria,” he noted.