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Abba Kyari Slams N500m Rights Suit Against FG.

Former Commander of the Nigeria Police Force’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari, has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Government in the Federal High Court in Abuja.

DCP Kyari’s lawyer, Cynthia Ikenna, filed the suit on his behalf under Order 11, Rules 1, 2, and 3 of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rule 2009.

The plaintiff seeks an order from the court for the Federal Government to pay him N500 million for the unlawful breach of his constitutional rights as set down in sections 35 and 36 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.

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The applicant also seeks a declaration that his arrest and continued detention by a Federal Government agent without being brought before a court of competent jurisdiction from February 12, 2022 to the present is “illegal, unlawful, and a gross violation of applicant’s fundamental right to personal liberty and freedom of movement guaranteed by section 35(1) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Article 6 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act”.

“A declaration that disclosing the applicant in the press without affording him a right to a fair hearing or proving a primafacie case against him is illegal, unlawful, and an infringement on his fundamental right,” the plaintiff also asks.

More so, Kyari is seeking a declaration that the torture, degrading and inhuman treatment meted out on him by the agent of the Federal Government is illegal, unlawful and an infringement on his fundamental human right.

The suspended DCP is also asking the court to declare that refusal to grant him administrative bail on alleged bailable offence is unlawful and an infringement on his fundamental human right.

“An order of court restraining the respondent, its agents, servants, privies, police or anyone acting on their behalf from further harassing, detaining, intimidating, arresting the applicant unlawfully. “An order of court directing the respondent to tender written apology to the applicant in two national daily newspapers”.

In a statement of facts in support of the originating motion, deposed to by Cynthia Ikenna, DCP Kyari predicated his suit on the grounds that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), an agent of the respondent had declared him wanted because of a “mere allegation that he was trying to bribe an NDLEA officer without sufficient proof.”

Kyari claimed that the Nigeria Police Force based on the allegation of the respondent (FG) arrested him on February 12, 2022, and handed him over to the NDLEA.

The police chief stated that since February 12, 2022, he has been kept in custody till date without bringing him before a court of competent jurisdiction and without access to his medical treatment.

In addition, Kyari told the court that his arrest and continued detention is an infringement on his fundamental human right.

“The allegation upon which the applicant is arrested and detained is a trump up allegation without sufficient proof.

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