Yenagoa Based Human Rights Activist Sues Nigeria’s President, AGF, Ors, Over The Invasion Of The House of Hon. Justice Mary Odili, Demands Damage Of One Billion Naira


A Yenagoa based Human Rights Activist, Wisdom Adike, aka: Junior Gani, has sued the President of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation, the EFCC, and three others over the recent invasion of the premises of Hon. Justice Mary Ukaego Peter Odili of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

In a Motion on Notice filed in the Federal High Court of Nigeria, with Suit No: FHC/YNC/CS/107/2021, which was brought under the relevant orders and rules of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement procedure) Rules, 2009, Mr. Wisdom Adike, as applicant, is suing to enforce amongst others, the Justice’s right to dignity, personal liberty, freedom of movement.

The Application which is supported by a twenty-four paragraph affidavit deposed to by the Applicant, a statement in line with the FREP Rules, and a written address, is seeking for some reliefs such as: a declaration that the invasion of the residence of Justice Mary Okaego Peter Odili on the 29th say of October, 2021 situated at No.7 Imo River Street, Maitaima, Abuja, by the operatives of the Respondents with as search warrant is unconstitutional, unlawful, and null and void; a declaration that the continuous harassment of Justice Mary and her family is an abuse of power, unconstitutional, wrongful, and a gross violation of the provisions of the constitution which protects her right. Amongst other reliefs is a relief directing the Respondents to pay the sum of one billion naira.

ACER recalls  that on the 29th day of October, 2021, news flooded the cyberspace that the residence of Her lordship, Hon. Justice Mary Odili was invaded by men of the Nigeria Police Force due to a search warrant issued by a Chief Magistrate in Abuja.

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