NNPC’s Andrew Yakubu sues EFCC over cash seizure, unlawful detention


Former Group Managing Director of NNPC,  Andrew Yakubu, is suing the EFCC N1 billion as damages and compensation for violation‎ of his right.

Counsel to Yakubu, Mr Adeola Adedipe told an Abuja court that the matter was brought pursuant to Order 8 Rule 4 of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules.

The former NNPC boss asked the court to declare that his continued detention was also an infringement on his rights to dignity of human person. He subsequently, prayed the court for an order enforcing his rights to personal liberty, dignity of human person, freedom of movement, private and family life. This, he said, was by directing his immediate release from EFCC custody or admitting him to bail on liberal terms and allowing him to complete his medical treatment in the United Kingdom.

Yakubu also prayed for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the EFCC from further detaining him unlawfully. He urged the court to compel the respondents to tender a public apology to him in two widely published national daily newspapers for the violation of his rights.

Yakubu also prayed the court for a declaration that he was entitled to the dignity of his person, personal liberty, freedom of movement, private and family life as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution.

Yakubu has been in detention for 26 days.

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