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Igboho’s aides file fresh suit against DSS, seek N100m compensation for rights violation




A contemporary elementary human rights violation has been instituted towards the Division of the State Companies DSS for allegedly breaching constitutional rights of the 12 associates of the Yoruba nation advocate, Mr Sunday Adeyemo serially.

The 12 aides are praying the courtroom for an order granting the sum of N100 million being the aggravated and exemplary damages towards the DSS.

Amongst different reliefs, the aides are praying for “a declaration that the candidates haven’t dedicated any offence recognized to legislation that may warrant intimidation, harassment, and threats of persecution and degradation of their human individual by the respondents violating the legislation.

“A declaration that the detention of the detention of the candidates by the respondent past 48 hours as entrenched by the structure is prohibited and violates the candidates proper to be tried inside an affordable time.”

They’re additionally in search of a declaration that the media parade of the candidates by the respondent and not using a courtroom conviction is prohibited and illegal as similar violated their elementary proper to dignity of human individual, defamation of their character and proper of innocence as supplied by the 1999 structure of Nigeria as amended.

When the matter got here up earlier than Justice Obiora Egwuatu on Wednesday, the lawyer representing the aides Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi informed the courtroom that on the final adjourned date, they have been requested to serve their course of on the DSS and that that they had already executed so.

The DSS’ lawyer, Idowu Awo, confirmed to the courtroom that they’ve acquired the method filed by the aides and that they’ve additionally filed their counter-affidavit in response on September 6.

Nonetheless, Awo knowledgeable the courtroom that on September 7, his colleague who was supposed to look with him within the matter was requested to convey the case file to courtroom.

He mentioned the girl boarded a car, which unknowingly to her, belonged to armed robbers, the kind generally known as “one likelihood.”

The counsel said that she was dispossessed of all her belongings together with the case file by the armed robbers.

He additionally informed the courtroom that he had already utilized for the Licensed True Copy of the processes on the Course of Registry and was not with any copy in courtroom to serve the candidates.

Consequently, Awo utilized for an adjournment to allow him get hold of the CTC and serve Igboho aides’ lawyer with their counter-affidavit.

The aides’ lawyer conceded to the adjournment.

Justice Egwuatu held that the matter wouldn’t be concluded throughout the courtroom trip which ends in per week.

Following this, he ordered that the matter be despatched again to the courtroom registry for it to be reassigned as it’s the customized that when the holiday involves an finish, issues earlier than the holiday courtroom would should be reassigned.

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