An ace journalist and publisher of Power Steering Magazine, Mr. Oga Tom Uhia has dragged the Minister of state, Power Goddy Jeddy Agba, DIG. Micheal Anthony Ogbizi, of the Force CIID, Abuja, ACP. Tahir Usman , ACP.Gabriel Elaigwu, Rojas Elijah Elebel and the Nigeria Police Force as 1st to 6th respondents before Justice Peter Affen of FCT High Court, for enforcement of his fundamental human rights to personal liberty guaranteed by sections 35, 37,41 and 43 of 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria (as amended).
In the originating summons, the applicant is asking the court to award him the sum of N100m for his detention from Tuesday, 13th to 15th October, 2020, and his continued detention from Friday, 16th October 2020, after the fulfillment of the bail conditions till date without his arraignment before a court of competent jurisdiction.
Mr. Oga is also demanding for another N10m as general damages for the mental trauma, unnecessary inconveniences, waste of time and expenses occasioned by the Applicant continued detention by the respondents.
In a suit No: FCT/HC/M/10987/2020, the journalist is seeking a declaration that his detention at Force CID, Abuja, by the 2nd to -5th Respondents, all officers of 6th Respondent at the instance of the 1st Respondent from Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 to 15th Dabber, 2020, and his continued detention from Friday, 16th October 2020, after the fulfillment of his bail conditions till date without his arraignment before a court of competent jurisdiction, is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and violates his rights to personal liberty guaranteed under Section 35 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).