Kano based Islamic cleric, Abduljabar Kabara has dragged Governor Abdullah Ganduje and the state government, its agencies and police to court over infringement of his fundamental right.
The government last week banned Kabara from preaching on the grounds that his sermons were provocative and capable of destabilizing the peace and security of the state.
The cleric in the suit before Justice Lewis Allagoa sought from the court an order of perpetual injunction restraining Ganduje, the Commissioner of Police in Kano and other states agents from oppressing, harassing and imposing any inhibition on him henceforth.
He urged the court to stop any act of intimidation, harassment, the threat of arrest and detention against the clergyman, saying it was unlawful.
Allagoa adjourned the hearing on the substantive application to February 18.