A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos yesterday, April 3, 2014 declared as unlawful the seizure of the international passport of the suspended governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on February 20.
The judgment delivered by Justice Ibrahim Buba on the suit filed by Sanusi for the enforcement of his fundamental rights also awarded him N50 million as damages and asked the Federal Government to tender a public apology to him.
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Respondents in the suit were the Attorney-General of the Federation, Inspector-General of Police and Department of State Services, DSS.
The Department of State Services, DSS, had served notice yesterday that it was appealing the judgment.
Deputy Director, Public Relations of DSS, Marilyn Ogar, confirmed the decision of the security agency.
She said: “We are appealing the judgment immediately.”
The Police refused to comment on the ruling until it got the certified true copy of the verdict.