Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), has demanded N500 million in damages and a written apology from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, who he claims unlawfully arrested and detained him.
In an originating motion on notice, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/182/22, filed before Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja, through his lawyer, C. O. Ikena, Kyari requests that the court grants an order directing the NDLEA to tender a written apology to him in two national dailies.
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He wants an order “restraining the respondent (NDLEA), its agents, servants, police, privies or anyone acting on their behalf from further harassing, detaining, intimidating, arresting the applicant unlawfully.
“An order of this court directing the respondent to pay the sum of N500,000,000.00 (Five hundred million nairas) to the applicant, for unlawful violation of the applicant’s constitutional right provided for in Sections 35 and 36 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As Amended).”
Kyari wants a declaration that his arrest and detention by the NDLEA “without bringing him before a court of competent jurisdiction from February 12 till date is unlawful, illegal, and a gross violation of his fundamental rights.”