Blogger Sues Ogun State Governor's Aid For Unlawful Arrest, Demands N150m As Damages
According to reports, Blogger, Emmanuel Ojo, who was arrested and detained by Ogun State Police Command allegedly on the order of Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, for writing about his wife on Facebook, has sued the Ogun State Police command and the Chief Security Officer to Governor Amosun, Katib Biliamin for his arrest and detention, demanding N150 million as damages.
Sahara Reporters also said the blogger is asking for a declaration that his “right to personal liberty, freedom of movement and dignity of his person guaranteed under Section 34, 35 and 41(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, were violated by the respondents, their servants and/agents who arrested and detained him in Abeokuta, Ogun State.”
He's also asking them to tender apology for his unlawful detention in two national newspapers.
On a notice filed in the Federal High Court, Abeokuta Division by his lawyer, Ojo also asked the court for “an order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from arresting and or detaining him solely on account of alleged publication against Mrs Amosun."
No date has been fixed for the hearing of the matter.