A Kano State High Court has granted an interim injunction restraining Jafaar Jafaar and the Daily Nigerian, an online medium, from publishing, sharing, or spreading videos injurious to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, pending the determination of the substantive application before it.
Justice Namallam, the presiding judge, further barred agents related to Jaafar Jaafar and Daily Nigerian from also publishing, sharing, or spreading videos injurious to the plaintiff/applicant.
Ganduje’s counsel, Nuradeen Ayagi, had in its application sought for an order restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants, pending the determination of the substantive application slated for hearing on December 6, 2018.
Nuradeen Ayagi, in a further oral adumbration of his legal arguments, stressed the importance of restraining other parties associated with Jafaar Jafaar, and the Daily Nigerian when asked by the court to shed more light on the use of the word ‘entities’ in referring to the agents of the defendants.
The court also granted the second prayer of the plaintiff/applicant for an order of substituted service on the defendants, and ordered publications in the Daily Trust and Leadership as sufficient service to them.
The judge subsequently adjourned hearing of the motion on notice for December 6, 2018.
Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, had last Thursday dragged the publisher of Daily Nigerian before a state High Court demanding N3 billion for allegedly publishing libellous materials about him.
In a writ of summons, counsel to Governor Ganduje demanded the defendants’ appearance to be entered for him within 14 days.