Court Orders IG to Produce Mahdi Shehu


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, presided over by Justice H. Mu,Azu has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, to produce Mr. Mahdi Shehu in Court on Wednesday.

The judge gave the order on December 4, 2020 after listening to Shehu’s counsel – Mr. Madu Joe-Kyari Gadzama of J-K Gadzama LLP, Abuja who argued an application before the court in this regard.

Shehu was detained by the police in Abuja on November 25, 2020 and has since been held in custody by the police in whose detention facility, he was bitten by a huge venomous snake on November 25, 2020.

The court has also invited the IG to show cause why Shehu should not be released.

The substantive fundamental rights application has been set down for hearing on December 9, 2020.