Abia Onyike, a former Ebonyi State Commissioner for Data and Orientation, has dragged Governor Dave Umahi to a Federal Excessive Courtroom, looking for N20 million in damages.
Within the movement filed on July 3, with quantity FHC/AI/CS/59/2020, Mr Onyike is praying the court docket to implement his elementary rights to dignity of the human particular person, private liberty, freedom of motion, freedom of expression, proper to personal and household life.
The previous commissioner can also be looking for the enforcement of his elementary proper to freedom from discrimination.
Ebonyi Division of State Providers, Commissioner of Police, Austin Umahi; chairman of Afikpo South Native Authorities Space Council of Conventional Rulers, Ezeogo Azuenya, are different respondents to the movement.
The originating summons was introduced pursuant to Order 11, Rule 1 of the Basic Rights (Enforcement Process) Rule 2009, sections 34, 35, 37, 39, 41 and 42 of the 1999 Nigeria Structure as amended.
The originating movement was additional hinged on the provisions of the Article 5, 6 and seven of the African Constitution on Human and Folks’s Proper (Ratification and Enforcement) Act.
The appellant stated the movement was additionally introduced pursuant to the train of the inherent jurisdiction of the honourable Courtroom as preserved by part 6 (6), (A) – (C) of the Nigeria 1999 Structure as amended.
Onyike seeks 5 reliefs together with; a declaration that the plot, plan and try by the respondents to arrest, rearrest, detain, interrogate, torture, intimidate, harass and embarrass him by the respondents was unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional.
A declaration that the plot and plan by respondents to ostracise the applicant and banish him out of his village, native authorities space and state was manifestly unlawful, illegal and unconditional.