Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Lagos, has adjourned until January 11 for listening to in a movement on discover filed towards the Police and the Lagos State Ministry of Youth, Sport and Social Growth, over alleged violation of basic rights.
A businessman, Solomon Emeka Nwadiogbu, instituted the N1.5bn go well with, alleging that the 2 our bodies and 7 others have been a part of a ploy to unlawfully take his two teenage youngsters from him and award custody to his estranged spouse, Adamu Cynthia Amos.
He stated on a number of events, Policemen and Taskforce officers arrived at his residence with buses and Black Maria vehicles, with which they deliberate to remove his youngsters.
The applicant stated they claimed to have a court docket order authorising them to interrupt down his residence and take his teenage son. They laid siege to his residence and places of work, prevented him from working, prevented his youngsters from going to highschool, from taking exams, attending public features and that he and his youngsters lived in worry of forcible and illegal change of custody.
The applicant made the averments in his movement on discover in a go well with marked FHC/L/CS/1090/2020.
The 9 respondents are the daughter to former FIFA govt, Amos Adamu; the Inspector-Common of Police; Commissioner of Police, Lagos; Assistant Commissioner of Police Gbolahan Mudashiru (Commander Space J, Ajiwe, Lagos); Chief Superintendent of Police Oluwashola Oke (Divisional Police Officer, Ajah Police Station); DPO Ogombo Police Station; Aramide Alaka (Human Rights Part, Ajah Station); Inspector Moses Beleyede; and the ministry as first to ninth respondents within the go well with.
Mr. Nwadiogbu alleged that the respondents have been inflicting him psychological torture, violated his proper to liberty, dignity and freedom of motion and price him lack of income, over the custody of his youngsters.
In his amended affidavit in help of the applying, he acknowledged that he married Ms Adamu in 2005; that they had a boy and a lady and lived in Victoria Backyard Metropolis, Lagos until 2013 when the wedding broke down.
For peace to reign, he added that he left his residence and moved to a 5 star resort situated in Central Victoria Island the place he spent six years attributable to menace to his life, forsaking a enterprise value over N9.6billion.
He subsequently filed for divorce, which he later withdrew, after conferences along with her household.
He claimed that in his absence, his youngsters, regardless of his wealth and beneficiant fee for his or her repairs, have been “starved and made to promote, hawk gadgets within the space”.
The applicant subsequently secured custody of his youngsters, and added that following an alleged “bogus” civil grievance by his spouse, the second to ninth respondents had been harassing, intimidating and threatening to arrest or detain him, over “a purely household matter”.
Mr. Nwadiogbu alleged that the police have been threatening him with arrest and illegal detention, regardless of his not having dedicated “any offence recognized to regulation,” including that ministry officers and Taskforce officers had been blocking the doorway to his property.
He’s in search of seven reliefs, together with a declaration that there isn’t a authorized foundation for the continued intimidation and harassment and the “try and make him forcefully launch his youngsters who’re in JSS 2 and SSS3 towards the kids’s will” to their mom, “with no court docket or any felony act by the applicant” violates his basic human rights.”
He prayed the court docket to declare that the police lack jurisdiction over the matter and that their intervention was “unethical, unprofessional and gross abuse of Public Workplace.”
He additional prayed the court docket to grant an order of “perpetual injunction restraining the police from additional harassing him, and an order compelling the first and 4th – eighth Respondents “to tender a public apology in a single outstanding nationwide newspaper for the humiliation, embarrassment and public opprobrium” brought about to him.
The defendants are but to file a defence.