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Abba Kyari demands N500m in damages from NDLEA over alleged unlawful arrest, detention

Abba Kyari, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), has demanded N500 million in damages from the National Drug Law Enforcement Company, NDLEA, over alleged unlawful arrest and detention.

Kyari, in an originating motion on sight, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/182/22, filed earlier than Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal Excessive Court in Abuja, additionally wants for an recount directing the NDLEA to delicate a written apology to him in two national dailies.

The motion, dated February 16 and filed February 17 by his attorney, C. O. Ikena, additionally wants an recount “restraining the respondent (NDLEA), its agents, servants, police, privies or anyone performing on their behalf from further harassing, detaining, intimidating, fascinating the applicant unlawfully.

“An recount of this court docket directing the respondent to pay the sum of N500,000,000.00 (Five hundred million nairas) to the applicant, for unlawful violation of the applicant’s constitutional lawful equipped for in Sections 35 and 36 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As Amended).”

Within the motion to implement his traditional rights, Kyari additionally wants a declaration that his arrest and detention by the NDLEA “with out bringing him earlier than a court docket of competent jurisdiction from February 12 till date is against the law, illegal, and a inferior violation of his traditional rights.

Final Monday, Kyari and others comprise been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Company (NDLEA) for alleged hyperlinks with a worldwide narcotics cartel.

Final Thursday, the Police Provider Commission (PSC) suspended the officers indicted for hyperlinks with the worldwide drug cartel.

“DCP Abba Kyari, who earlier than this allegation was once on suspension, shall remain so,” the PSC wrote.

Earlier, the anti-narcotics agency revealed the statements Kyari made to undercover operatives investigating the cocaine seizure.

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