Saturday, 9 April 2016

EFCC ordered to Pay PDP member for unlawful arrest and detention

A federal high court sitting in Abuja on Friday, 8th April 2016 awarded a N10million damage against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for what it termed as the unlawful arrest and detention of former Acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus in February this year. He was arrested for receiving some buses on behalf of his party PDP.

Secondus in a fundamental human rights suit filed before the court, claimed his rights were violated by EFCC. He asked Justice Tsho to declare his arrest and detention illegal‎. Delivering judgement on the case, the presiding judge, Justice James Tsoho said..
"The first prayer of the applicant is hereby granted and the sum ‎of N10 million in damages is hereby awarded against the respondent (EFCC)".

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