Blogger SF Ojo Sues Police, Gov Amosun Aides Over Illegal Detention

Blogger SF Ojo Sues Police, Gov Amosun Aides Over Illegal Detention

By Wires | The Trent on October 5, 2015
Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun, Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade
Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun
Emmanuel Adediran Ojo
Emmanuel Adediran Ojo

A blogger, Emmanuel Ojo has sued Ogun State Police command and one Katib Biliamin, the Chief Security Officer to Governor Ibikunle Amosun for his arrest and detention, demanding N150 million as damages.

Ojo also asked the 1st and 2nd Respondents to tender apology for his unlawful detention in two national newspapers.

The blogger who was arrested for posting on his Facebook page, a story about the alleged London police that squeezed wife of the state governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun for being in possession of $300,000 is asking for “an order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from arresting and or detaining him solely on account of alleged publication against Mrs. Amosun”.

Ojo in an originating motion on notice filed in the Federal High Court, Abeokuta Division by his counsel Ayodeji Eniseyin is seeking a declaration that his “right to personal liberty, freedom of movement and dignity of his person guaranteed under section 34, 35 and 41(1) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, were violated by the Respondents, their servants and/agents who arrested and detained him in Abeokuta, Ogun State”.

No date has been fixed for the hearing of the matter.


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