Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has filed a authorized go well with in opposition to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) over alleged breach of his elementary human rights following an “invasion and ransacking” of his home in Jos.
The influential APC politician, who filed his case earlier than Justice Musa Kurya of the Jos Federal High Court, is demanding for N1.25 billion as common damages for the motion.
Joined within the go well with are Commissioner of Police Plateau, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice as 2nd, third and 4th respondents.
Gov. Okorocha, by way of his counsel, Mr Markus Saleh (SAN), had advised the courtroom that on May 3, the respondents had invaded his house in Jos and held his relations and employees hostage in a search carried out with none courtroom warrant.
He prayed the courtroom to declare the motion as “unlawful, null and void” as there was no legitimate courtroom warrant for such an train.
Okorocha additionally prayed the courtroom for a perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from additional doing something as such in his houses throughout the nation.
He additional hunted for an order declaring that solely the Imo State House of Assembly had the constitutional rights and energy to oversee, monitor, legislate, applicable and demand accounting of public funds of Imo State from him.
Consequently, he requested the courtroom to order the respondents to pay him the one billion Naira as common damages and N25 million as value of instituting the case.
When the case got here up for listening to on Tuesday, Saleh advised the courtroom that he had an amended assertion of declare and additional affidavit, which he meant to maneuver as deemed duly filed and served on all of the respondents.
The counsel to the respondents, Mr Wale Adesola (SAN), was not in courtroom and no purpose for his absence was given.
“My Lord, I’m stunned that the respondents will not be in courtroom as we speak though they’ve been duly served with the notices and amended assertion of declare and additional affidavit.
“I want to transfer it, since they’re all conscious of it in accordance with the rule of this courtroom,” he prayed the courtroom.
The Judge, Justice Kurya, nonetheless, allowed him to maneuver the movement after ruling on the applying. Nonetheless, the movement, Saleh requested for a date to allow the respondents to answer his amended assertion and for him to additionally reply after their responses.
“I additionally want to apply that we ought to be allowed, on the following resumption, to file our closing adoption of our written addresses, ” he solicited.
Kurya, who granted the prayers, then adjourned the case to Jan. 24, 2019 for adoption of ultimate written addresses by all events within the case.