Col. Ashinze Slams N500m Suit on EFCC, Army

A former Military Assistant to (Rtd) Sambo Dasuki, currently detained in an army facility in connection with the ongoing investigation of the arms purchase scandal, Colonel Nicholas Ashinze has approached the court demamding N500m from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Army, for unlawful detention.
In the suit filed through his counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the Army Officer is contesting his continued unlawful detention for up to 12 weeks without any charge preferred against him.
Colonel Ashinze was first detained by the EFCC for eight weeks and released to the Army, which subsequently detained him, without any charge another four weeks in a military facility.
In the Notice of Application for an order enforcing his fundamental rights, which also has the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai was filed pursuant to Order 2 Rules (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009 and Under the Inherent Jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

Author: News Editor

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