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Court Injunction: EFCC Suffers Financial Damages over Arrest of PDP’s Uche Secondus

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EFCC has been mandated by the court to compensate Uche Secondus over the violation of his fundamental human rights perpetrated a month ago.

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Justice James Tsoho of a federal high court sitting in Abuja has declared as unlawful, the arrest and detention of former Acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Uche Secondus according to ThisDay.

‎The court also awarded N10 million damages against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Secondus had approached the court to enforce his fundamental human rights, which he claimed were violated by EFCC.

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In the motion before the court, he asked Justice Tsho to declare his arrest and detention illegal‎. He also asked the court to award damages against the commission.

In his ruling, the judge said, “The first prayer of the applicant is hereby granted and the sum ‎of N10million damages is hereby awarded against the respondent (EFCC)”.

A month ago, EFCC arrested Secondus f‎or illegally receiving buses on behalf of his party. The anti-graft agency then asked him to return the buses.

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