“He posted fake pictures of Boko Haram attacks, the Rwandan genocide, as Southern Kaduna killings. It is totally irresponsible to do that.”
But Justice John Tsoho ruling on the fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by Maikori on May 5, 2017, said the rights of the Chocolate City’s boss were violated.
“The arrest was improper, irregular and wrongful. By necessary implication, the arrest was unlawful despite being released after 24 hours,” he said.
He, however, noted that his judgement would, in no way, affect Maikori’s separate ongoing trial at a Kaduna court.
The music mogul and lawyer was arrested earlier in the year by policemen attached to the inspector general’s monitoring and intelligence team, over ‘inciting comments’ he made on social media on Southern Kaduna killings.
In a series of tweets on January 23, he alleged that five students of Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, Kafanchan, were murdered by Fulani herdsmen.