PETITIONERS SUE COAS, NIGERIAN ARMY, OTHERS N1OO MILLION FOR UNLAWFUL DETENTION IN BORNO

 

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General Tukur Buratai, General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Nigerian Army and Hon. Attorney General  and Minister of Justice, Federal Republic of Nigeria have been sued at the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Maiduguri.

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In suit No. FHC/MU/CS/1/2021 in the matter of Application by Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu Damakosu and Sabo Yahaya for the enforcement of their fundamental Human Rights pursuant to Section 46(3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. 

The petitioners are seeking a declaration that the continued detention of the Applicants at the detention cell of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maimalari Cantonement, Maiduguri from the 24th of November, 2020 till date without being brought before a competent Court and tried by a Competent Court is unconstitutional, unlawful, illegal, null and void.

An order compelling the Respondents to either arraign the Applicants before a competent court of Law to immediately discharge the Applicants from unlawful detention forthwith.

The petitioners also seek payment of damages in the sum of One Hundred Million Naira, written Apology and any further orders as the Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.

Our Correspondent gathered that no date has been fixed for hearing yet.

Ends. 

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