A Federal Working capital Territory High Tribunal sitting in Gudu Judicial Partitioning, Abuja, has declared the arrest and continued detention of Mrs. Ngozi Umeadi by the operatives of the Inspector Full general of Law Intelligence Response Unit hitherto led by Abba Kyari as illegal and gross violation of her fundamental human rights.
Justice Modupe Osho-Adebiyi, the presiding Jurist, ordered Umeadi’s instant and unconditional release from custody and consequently awarded exemplary and aggravated damages of N50 million against the constabulary as reparation.
The judicature farther directed in her judgment that the constabulary should tender an unreserved apology to Umeadi, which must be published in 2 national dailies.
Recall that Umeadi, on Feb 16, 2020, was arrested and detained by the operatives of the IGP Intelligence Response Unit led by Abba Kyari, on the allegation that she took tending of those injured during the Cease SARS protests staged across states of southern Nigeria.
Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, conduct counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who also stood for the detained Ngozi Umeadi, spell reacting to the judgment, vowed that no stone shall be left unturned to ensure that the terms of the judgment is carried out to the letter of the alphabet.
In a statement forwarded to DAILY POST on Thur afternoon, Barrister Ejiofor said, “We shall also be speedily next upwardly on immediate compliance with these terms of judgment, spell other pending applications affecting others still in this category are existence addressed in Tribunal. Do not lose hope.
“Notwithstanding, be assured that justice can only be delayed but not denied. All persons illegally arrested and still existence detained by the lawless Nigerian Security Agencies shall acquire justice.
“We are not relenting. We shall give farther update on the outcome of nowadays’s see to our indefatigable Client-Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in one case the see is concluded. The time to come is real brilliant indeed.
“With your understanding and prayers, we shall surmount all the unsurmountable using the extant judicial and civil physical process”.
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