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Quit Notice To Igbo: Court Awards Cost In Favour Of Ebuka Nwaeze Esq Against The DSS, IGP, And A.G. Federation

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on thursday ordered Department of State Service , Inspector General of Police and  Attorney General of Federation to pay Abuja based lawyer, Ebuka Nwaeze Esq. the sum of two thousand Naria (2,000) each .

The court in making this order said the respondents will have to pay the said sum for failing to file and to serve their responses neither to the plaintiff nor his counsel Nnamdi Ekwem who led other lawyers for the applicant /plaintiff.

The respondents were all represented by their counsel and the matter was adjourned to 4th September 2017 for hearing.

Recall that Ebuka Nwaeze initiated an action against the DSS, IGP and AGF for the enforcement of his fundamental right of life, freedom of movement , freedom from discrimination and ownership of property.

In the suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/560/2017, the reliefs sought are: A declaration that the statement made by members of the coalition of the Northern Youths at Arewa House, Kaduna, on the 6th day of June, 2017 is unconstitutional and a grave threat to the rights of the applicant as stated above, and as guaranteed and protected by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the African Charter of Human and People’s Right (Ratification and Enforcement) Act; a declaration that the respondents being the DSS, IGP and Attorney General of the federation have an obligation under the said Laws and all other Laws of the federation enabling them in that behalf, to create and maintain for the applicant and all those against whom the “Kaduna Declaration” was directed, a general satisfactory environment favourable for their development in all parts of Nigeria; an order mandating the DSS and the IGP to arrest, restrain and investigate the makers, signatories and sponsors of the speech termed “Kaduna Declaration” which has threatened the rights of the applicant, and those of the southern origin of the country, particularly of Igbo extraction and an order mandating the Attorney General of the Federation to investigate and prosecute those involved.

The Nigeria Lawyer

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