Abba Kyari Sues FG, Demands N500M Damages, Apology From FG

He also sought a declaration claiming that the torture, degrading and inhuman treatment meted out to him in NDLEA custody, and refusal to grant him administrative bail, violates his rights.

Disgraced deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Abba Kyari has filed a lawsuit against the federal government following his continued detention by the NDLEA, demanding the sum of N500,000,000, and a written apology in two national daily newspapers.

asking the court for a declaration that his continued detention by the NDLEA since February 12 without arraignment before any court, is in gross violation of his fundamental human rights.

He asked the court for an order that declaring him a suspect and announcing him to the media “without giving him right to fair hearing nor establishing a prima-facie case against him is illegal, unlawful and an infringement on his fundamental right”.

He also sought a declaration claiming that the “torture, degrading and inhuman treatment” meted out to him in NDLEA custody, and refusal to grant him administrative bail, violates his rights.

Consequently, he is praying the court for an order restraining the federal government, “its agents, servants, privies, police or anyone acting on their behalf from further harassing detaining, intimidating, arresting the applicant unlawfully”.

Aside an order “directing the respondent to tender written apology to the applicants in two national daily newspapers”, he is also asking the court to direct the respondent “to pay the sum of N500,000,000 to the applicant, for unlawful violation of the applicant’s constitutional right provided for in sections 35 and 36 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As Amended)”.

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