Jonathan’s Former Aide Sues EFCC For Unlawful Detention


President Goodluck Jonathan’s ex-Aide de Camp (ADC) Col. Ojogbane Adegbe has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Gudu, claiming unlawful detention.

The applicant, in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by his lawyer, Ogwu Onoja (SAN), on February 17, said he has been in EFCC custody since February 11 and has not been charged with any offence.

He argued that the EFCC has violated his right to personal liberty and freedom of movement as guaranteed under Section 35 and 41 of the 1999 Constitution by his detention.

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

He said the army authorities summoned him from the United Kingdom where he had been attending a course since he finished serving as Jonathan’s ADC on May 29, 2015 to honour EFCC invitation.

He, therefore, wants the court to compel the EFCC to release him and compensate him to the tune of N100m.