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IBB: Afegbua sues police for N1bn

*Two media houses too

Kassim Afegbua, the spokesman of Nigeria’s former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), has instituted a N1 billion fundamental human rights enforcement suit against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Nigeria Police Force; and three others.

The three others sued by Afegbua over alleged violation of his fundamental rights are the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood; Nigerian Television Authority and Channels Television.

In the suit filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, Afegbua is seeking an order of perpetual injunction from the court restraining the Police from witch-hunting, harassing, intimidating and persecuting him on the basis of the statement he wrote on behalf of Babangida.

He also seeks “an order directing the respondents to stay action and to desist forthwith from proceeding with any process whatsoever, including, but not limited to any purported investigation, detention, prosecution of the applicant or otherwise, which is not connected, associated with or premised upon the letter he wrote on behalf of his principal”.
Afegbua wants the court to order the respondents to apologise to him through the NTA, Channels Television and three national newspapers.

He told the court that in the first instance, Babangida did not complain to the Police or any other security agency of any infraction in respect of the letter he wrote on behalf of his behalf, adding that Idris and Moshood through NTA and Channels Television declared him wanted, an action he said has put his life in serious jeopardy.

The suit, number FHC/ABJ/CS/129/2018, was filed by the chambers of Kayode Ajulo & Co. of Castle of Law.

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