Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Dasuki's Special Assistant sued EFCC

Dasuki's Special Assistant Nichola Ashinze
This previous week a special assistant to the embattled former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki filed a law suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai and the Nigeria army.

In the suit, Nicholas Ashinze, challenged the two institutions and the chief of army staff for his prolonged detention. Ashinze, a serving army colonel like the Aide De Camp to the former president Goodluck Jonathan, Ojogbane Adegbe has been detained by the anti-graft agency and subsequently moved to a military facility, his lawyer, Mike Ozohkome said.

Ashinze was held by the EFCC for eight weeks and has spent five weeks in a military facility in Abuja.

The army colonel, the EFCC said, is under investigation over his connection with the popular DasukiGate saga. However, his suit against the EFCC and the Nigeria army and the army chief of staff will be heard at an Abuja High Court in Jabi today, March 8.

In his application, Ashinze seeks an order from the court for the enforcement of his fundamental human right to personal liberty, dignity and right of fair hearing among others.

He also seeks a declaration that his continued detention and confiscation of his personal documents and property since December 23, 2015, is illegal and unlawful. Ashinze filed for N500,000,000 damages to be paid by the three parties and a declaration that he deserves a public apology and adequate compensation from the respondents.

 He went on to sought an order of injunction restraining either parties joined in the suit, their agents or employees from further inviting, arresting or detaining the applicant in their custody in relation to same “frivolous” allegations.

Source- Naij.com

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