Nyanya bomb blast: Ogwuche demands N100 million for unlawful detention

by James Sambo

The suspected mastermind of the April 14 bombing of Nyanya park, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche has ‎demanded a N100 million compensation for his “illegal” detention by the State Security Service (SSS).

Ogwuche, who was recently discharged from trial over his alleged role in the bombing, implored the Federal High Court, Abuja Division to compel SSS to pay him the sum of N100 million as compensation for his unlawful arrest and detention without trial.

His counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN) approached the court with an application pursuant to Order 2, Rule (1),(2),(3) of the Fundamental Enforcement Procedure rule and Sections 34,35,36,37 and 42 of the 1999 Constitution seeking for the enforcement of his fundamental human right.

Raji submitted that it was based on the request of the Federal Government that Interpol placed a red alert on the applicant contrary to the impression that it was Interpol who did so.

He also drew the attention of the court to the fact that the charge on which Ogwuche was arrested and detained, had been struck out by the court for “lack of diligent prosecution”, adding that the charge was the foundation of the extradition order which led to the arrest of the applicant.

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