A businessman, Mayowa Oluwanisomo, has dragged a police officer, Olusegun Atanda, to the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti over alleged unlawful arrest, detention, harassment, intimidation and assault meted to him on December 18, 2015.
Atanda, the 1st Respondent, a former Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in Oke-ila and now DPO in Ido Police Station was sued alongside another officer simply identified as Mr. Agbabiaka, 2nd, and Commissioner of Police, 3rd.
Oluwanisomo who filed the application for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights is seeking an Order of the Court for the award of N10 million as general and exemplary damages.
When the case came up for hearing yesterday, the presiding
judge, Justice D.U. Okorowo, the Respondents and their lawyers were not represented in court.
Counsel to the Applicant, Olorundare Oyedele, told the Court that the Respondents have filed their counter affidavits but he would need a short adjournment to reply on point of law to the new issues raised by the Respondents.
Justice Okorowo in a short ruling said the case was fixed for hearing on Wednesday but the Respondents were not in court despite the service of processes on them saying he would adjourn the suit to February 15.
In the affidavit in support of the Motion on Notice FH/AD/CS/2/2016, Oluwanisomo who is also a student of the Nigerian Law School, revealed that he went to see his mechanic on the day of the incident at Okeila area and his car was parked in a way that did not hinder the right of way of others.
He pointed out that the 1st Respondent, who was in mufti, emerged from nowhere and deflated his tyres after which he , Atanda, beat him, Oluwanisomo, repeatedly and brought out a pistol and threatened to shoot him.
“He , Oladimeji, was beaten, harassed, humiliated, assaulted and dehumanised despite the fact that he informed them that he was a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.”

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