Jonathan’s Ex-ADC Sues EFCC, Demands N100m Damages

Ojogbane Adegbe-GEJ

Former Aide de Camp (ADC) to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ojogbane Adegbe, has challenged his continued detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Federal High Court.

The ex-ADC was reportedly picked up about two weeks ago by the EFCC to answer questions surrounding the N10 billion allegedly shared among delegates to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s presidential nomination convention in 2014.

Adegbe, a colonel, in the suit filed by his counsel, Ogwu Onoja (SAN), is claiming N100 million damages for his detention, which he says violated his fundamental rights.

Mr. Onoja also prayed the court to declare that his client’s arrest and continued detention by EFCC since February 11 was unconstitutional and violated his right to personal liberty as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution.

He urged the court to make an order directing the EFCC to immediately release the applicant from unlawful detention.

Mr. Onoja argued that the arrest and detention of Col. Adegbe by the EFCC violated his right to personal liberty and freedom of movement guaranteed by Section 35 and 41 of the 1999 Constitution.

The applicant’s counsel contended that EFCC’s action violated Articles 5, 6 and 12 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

The case has been fixed for Feb. 26 for hearing.

(NAN)

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