Federal Court Restrains AGF, SSS, Police From Arresting Embattled CBN Governor

Federal Court Restrains AGF, SSS, Police From Arresting Embattled CBN Governor

By Wires | The Trent on February 21, 2014
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A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos today granted an order restraining the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Adoke; Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar; the State Security Service (SSS); and all agencies of the Federal Government from arresting and detaining suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi — or subjecting him to any form of degrading treatment.

Political blog, The Scoop reports:

The order was granted by Justice Buba Ibrahim who said it should remain so pending the determination of a fundamental human rights suit in which Sanusi complained that on Thursday he was unlawfully arrested, detained, and had his passport seized.

He said that the actions were in violation of his right to personal liberty, freedom of movement, and right to dignity of human person, as guaranteed under Sections 34, 35 and 41 of the 1999 Constitution.

He is represented by former Attorney-general of Lagos State, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) and Kola Awodein (SAN).

The case will be next heard on Friday, 28th February 2014.

 

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