Former Military Assistant to (rtd) Col Sambo Dasuki, currently detained in an army facility in connection with the ongoing investigation of the arms purchase scandal, Colonel Nicholas Ashinze yesterday slammed a N500 million suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Army.
In the suit filed through his counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, the Army Officer is contesting his continued unlawful detention for about 12 weeks without any charge preferred against him.
Colonel Ashinze was first detained by the EFCC for eight weeks and released to the Army, which subsequently detained him, without any charge another four weeks in a military facility.
In the Notice of Application for an order enforcing his fundamental rights, which also has the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai was filed pursuant to Order 2 Rules (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009 and Under the Inherent Jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.


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  • IykeNdigbo

    corruption is really fighting back. It is stupid for an idiot being tried for massive corruption to institute a suit against agencies prosecuting him when the court have not dispensed the matter. They are using our stolen common wealth to fight back, God will not let them go in peace!

  • vic

    IT IS ONLY IN NIGERIA WHERE THE THIEVES AND TREASURY LOOTERS CHALLENGE THE OWNER.