A High Court in Yola has fixed July 4, for ruling in a case filed by one Halilu Gimba, demanding for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights.
The plaintiff's counsel, Mr E.A Ibrahim, sued the Brigade Commander of 23rd Amoured Brigade, Yola, the Chief of Army Staff and the Nigerian Army as first, second and third respondents over his continued detention.
The plaintiff, among others, wanted the court to determine whether or not the respondents have the right to arrest and continue to detain him since March 15, 2012 and that whether or not such action by the respondents does not amount to abuse of his fundamental human rights.
The plaintiff sought eight reliefs, including an apology to be published in two national dailies and N50 million compensation alongside N2 million as cost of litigation.
The trial judge, Justice Hapsatu Abdurahman has fixed July 4, 2012 for ruling in the case even as the respondents did not make any appearance or send representatives during the hearing.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) recalled that the plaintiff, who is a Pastor, was arrested in Yola by the Army over alleged involvement in gun running.