Obanikoro Sues EFCC For N100m For Rights Violations


By Chiemelie Ezeobi

Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, this Friday slammed a N100 million suit on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Federal High Court in Lagos for an alleged breach of his fundamental human rights.

This suit follows the recent raid by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of Obanikoro’s Ikoyi, Lagos, home.

In a statement by his media aide, Jonathan Eze, the former minister is demanding the sum as general damages for the alleged unlawful and unconstitutional seizure and detention of several items, properties and personal effects belonging to him and his family by the EFCC on June 14, 2016.

Other applicants in the suit are: Mrs. Fati Obanikoro, Alhaja Moroophat Obanikoro, Gbolahon Obanikoro and Babajide Obanikoro.

Obanikoro in the fundamental rights enforcement suit, filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Chief Ogwu Onoja (SAN) ,  is also praying the court to restrain the EFCC whether by its officers, servants, privies, assigns or agents from arresting, detaining, harassing any of the applicants or any of their relatives pending the hearing and determination of the suit.

Further details later                        ThisDay

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