Court strikes out suit challenging Buhari’s appointment of Hameed Ali as Customs boss

Comptoller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hamid Ali, addressing the agency's personnel
Comptoller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hamid Ali, addressing the agency's personnel

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has struck out a suit a challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Hameed Ali as the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service.

Justice Sale Hassan said the court lacked jurisdiction on the matter.

The case was filed, in November 2015, by a human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. Mr. Adegoruwa challenged the appointment of Mr. Ali, a retired Colonel, as Customs chief saying Nigerian laws were violated in the process.

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    Nigerian judges are something else–Does it mean because we are a third world country, our ideas should also be like the third world where nothing works————-? The law simply says no outsider should be appointed as Head of Customs-Services period–All Appointments must be made from inside——-But when Buhari discovered to his shock that an Ijaw man, Dr. Atte was the person next in line for the Post of Comptroller General of the Customs, he brought the very retired army officer that sanctioned the hanging of the Ogoni 9-to replace him——————-and his Ijaw tribal Marks—-Nigerian Judges must be told to respect the Law———–Buhari had no right to appoint a Murderer as head of the Customs from the Army–period——————-Separation is the only way out—We are not One body in Nigeria————-170m 9jas are too many for the SS to cater for another 100 years—–let my people–so that they can serve the living God—-in the creeks of the Niger delta–Freedom must be the goal of every Ijaw man or woman with no strings attached to any ethnic group in the Liberation struggle–We cannot have Fulanis from Mali tell us how to wear our Etibor——–traditional dress