DEPOSED DEJI FILES SUIT TO PREVENT POLICE ARREST

By NBF News
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The deposed Deji of Akure, Oba Oluwadare Adepoju Adesina yesterday filed a suit at the Akure High Court to stop police from prosecuting him over his alleged street brawl with his wife, Olori Bolanle.

The monarch who was also banished from Akure for six months was seeking the enforcement of his fundamental human rights as stated in the nation's constitution.

The deposed traditional ruler through his counsel, Mr. Sola Oke also urged the court not to allow the police to bring him to court to answer charges against the crime that cost him the throne.

Joined in the suit as defendants were the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, the state governor, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and Director of State Security Service (SSS).

Specifically, the deposed monarch stated that his proposed arraignment for trial was an afterthought calculated to further humiliate and bring him to public opprobrium, and disrespect to his dignity.

This, he noted was co divergent to 1999 Africa Charter on Human and Peoples Right.

Also, the plaintiff prayed for a declaration that government 'acted unconstitutionally and by that, breached the fundamental rights of the applicant to personal liberty and human dignity entrenched in Sections 34 and 35 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.'

Consequently, Adesina prayed for 'order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents either by themselves, their servants, agents or privies from further arresting, detaining, intimidating, harassing and/arraigning the applicant before court.'

The suit which was filed yesterday has not been allocated to any judge for hearing.