A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Ricky Tarfa, has instituted a N5 billion suit before a Lagos Federal High Court, against the communication giant, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, as damages over alleged act of violation of his rights to privacy by the firm.
Joined with MTN as respondents in the suit are the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, its chairman, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, Mrs. Rashidatou Abdou, and Mr. Femi Falana, SAN.
Tarfa, in the originating motion on notice brought before the court pursuant to section 37 of the constitution 1999 as amended, Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act Cap 10, LFN,1990, is seeking an order of the court declaring that the unauthorized act of using his iPhone 6 with mobile number 08034600000 in calling one Alhaji Ado in Kaduna on mobile number 08061272929 on February 9,2016 while the said phone was with Magu and the agency without any reasonable cause or any court order is unlawful, wrongful, illegal and a gross violation of his rights.
Tarfa specifically urged the court to declare that the unauthorized act of accessing his bank details, client’s information, private and confidential information contained in his iPhone 6 with number 08034600000 and Samsung 6 phone with number 08077341616 by EFCC and Magu without any reasonable cause or any court order is unlawful, wrongful, illegal and a gross violation of his fundamental rights.
He also asked the court to declare that the unauthorized act of accessing the phone call records/call log of his phone with mobile number 08034600000 by the respondents and forwarding same to Sahara Reporters and other online news agencies without any reasonable cause, or any court order is unlawful, wrongful, illegal and a gross violation of his rights under the constitution.


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