Former Adc To Jonathan Sues Efcc, Demands N100m Damages

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SAN FRANCISCO, February 24, (THEWILL) – Erstwhile Aide de Camp, ADC, to the former President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Ojogbane Adegbe has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to court to challenge his alleged detention.

Adegbe, in the suit filed at the Federal High Court, His Counsel, Chief Ogwu Onoja (SAN), is claiming N100 million damages for his detention which violated his fundamental rights.

Onoja urged the court to declare that his client's arrest and continued detention by EFCC since Feb. 11, was unconstitutional and violated his right to personal liberty guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution.

He urged the court to make an order directing EFCC to immediately release the applicant from unlawful detention.

Onoja argued that the arrest and detention of Adegbe by EFCC violated his right to personal liberty and freedom of movement guaranteed by Section 35 and 41 of the 1999 Constitution.

The applicant's counsel contended that EFCC's action violated Articles 5,6 and 12 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights.

The case has been fixed for February 26 for hearing.