IGP Sued For Alleged Unlawful Detention


The Inspector General of Police and majority leader of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Monday Igbuya, have been dragged before a Sapele High Court in Delta State, by Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Delta Guide Newspapers, Prince Orhomunokpaye, who is asking for N100 million as aggravated exemplary damages, for unlawful arrest and detention for 22 days.

Others joined in the legal action as respondents are the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5, Benin City, Edo State, Commissioner of Police, Delta State, Area Commander, Ughelli, and Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Sapele Police Station, CSP Kenneth Akubue.

Orhomunokpaye is praying the court to declare that the remand order made against him for 22 days, instigated by the 1st to 8th respondents via the 9th to 14th respondents, being agents of the 11th to 14th respondents on the grounds that he lied on oath, was wrongful.

He also prayed the court to declare that his arrest and detention by the 9th to 14th respondents over a factual publication made/or published by his publishing outfit (Delta Guide newspaper) is wrongful, unlawful and infringement of his fundamental human rights.