Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and Chief Yinka Odumakin have dragged the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to a Federal High Court in Abuja to implement their fundamental rights.
Also joined inside the go nicely with are the State Security Service (SSS) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Prayers sought embrace
“A DECLARATION that the Respondent’s public declaration to arrest the Applicants on the bases of spreading false rumours, is an infringement of the Applicants rights and breach of their fundamental rights enshrined…” inside the 1999 construction (as amended).
And “AN ORDER imposing the Applicants’ fundamental rights and ordering the Respondents to stop issuing menace of unlawful arrest…”
Also “AN ORDER OF INJUNCTION” defending the Applicants from indiscriminate arrest by restraining the Respondents from threatening, harassing, intimidating, inviting, arresting or detaining the Applicants, by the Respondents, their privies or brokers.
Chief Fani-Kayode, former minister of Aviation and Chief Odumakin, the Spokesman of the Pan Yoruba group, Afenifere demand for the sum of twenty million naira (N20m) “as damages for the unlawful menace” in opposition to them.
The radical SAN, Barr Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume (SAN), former Attorney-General of Imo State, who swiftly filed the case in a couple of hours after been briefed, is standing in for every Chief Fani-Kayode and Chief Odumakin who’re the plantiffs.
It is of observe that the Spokesman of the EFCC, Mr. Tony Orilade, whereas representing the Chairman of the Commission in a Conference Organised by the Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) on Wednesday January 26, 2019; speaking on the social media rumour of the invasion of the CJN residence had publicly threatened to “invite every Femi Fani-Kayode and Odumakin” and within the occasion that they fail to honour “the invitation inside 48 hours” they’re going to be arrested. And within the occasion that they honour the invitation nonetheless fail to supply useful information they’re going to be detained, then the payment will search to “obtained a courtroom order” to allow the EFCC detain them for a protracted interval whereas investigating.
He claimed that it was Chief Fani-Kayode and Chief Odumakin that initiated the rumours by means of their tweet and video respectfully.
The Spokesman moreover vowed that no matter that the video had been deleted and the tweet pulled down, with apology, the Commission will not forgive the duo on account of in step with him, it was a extreme topic in a position to setting the nation ablaze.