A Lagos business man Benson Enyinnah Royal alleged to have been detained by the Nigeria Police since 10th of June,2022 without any form of trial has slammed N200million suit on the Inspector General of Police.
Joined as co-respondents are, Commissioner of Police Intelligence bureau,Deputy Commissioner of Police,Lanre Ogunlowo and Investigating Police Officer Abiodun
Mr Benson Enyinnah Royal who is suing alongside his wife Mrs Benson Nneka Glory in a fundamental human right enforcement suit filed before a federal high court in Ikoyi Lagos state south west Nigeria by a Lagos lawyer,Chief Barrister Benson Ndakara,are seeking the following reliefs from the court.
A declaration that the arrest and detention of Mr Benson Enyinnah Royal since 10th day of June, 2022 without any charge was unlawful, unconstitutional null and void.
An order releasing him from the custody of the Respondents.
An Order restraining the Respondents, their servants, privies, agents from harassing, arresting and further arrest, detention of the applicants.
An order of N200 Million damages against the Respondents jointly and severally for unlawful arrest and detention.
And for such further order or orders as the Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.
In a verifying affidavit and affidavit in support sworn to by the cousin of the first Applicant, Onyeama Benson and filed before the court by Chief Benson Ndakara,the deponent averred that,
Since he was arrested and up till now no reason was given for his detention for over three weeks.He did not commit any criminal offence.
The Respondents did not find any document evidencing criminal activity.
He believes that this arrest was a set up. There is no charge against him since 10th June 2022, the 2nd applicant Mrs Benson Nnneka Glory was violated as she was allegedly stripped naked on sick bed.
That the Applicants have no criminal record.
That Mr Benson Enyinnah has been threatened regarding his business which he explained,as he was arrested on a pure civil transaction. He is the Director of Glonnek Energy Resources, dealing in Oil and has been paying dividend to partners in the business but due to the Global energy crisis he has not been able to pay hence this arrest.
He could not pay dividend hence the instigation for his arrest by his business partners Princess Oil and Gas Ltd and Empire Global Resources. All his explanations were ignored. Himself and his wife had paid over N10 Million yet the Police refused to release him.
The Police is being used as debt collector on behalf of Empire Global resources Limited and Princess Oil and Gas Limited. Consequently,if the court does not intervene,he will continue to suffer in detention. That in the interest of Justice urge the court to grant this application.
BUA Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu Donates 10bn Naira Security Support Fund For Various Interventions Through ASR Africa
Leading Nigerian Businessman, Industrialist and Philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari today in Abuja, to update him and to thank him for creating an enabling environment for business to thrive, and also brief him on the strides BUA Group has made in the past few years.
Thereafter, Rabiu briefed the President on the activities of his foundation, The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) during which he also announced the donation of a N10billion Nigeria Security Support Fund from ASR Africa towards the provision of some security equipment, medical and other supplies, upgrade of health facilities and other infrastructure for families of those on the frontlines.
According to Rabiu, the visit was in order to identify with President Muhammadu Buhari, during whose tenure BUA has built over 10 factories with two of the Group’s subsidiaries now amongst the top 10 largest publicly listed companies in Africa, and to further support the efforts of his administration in business as well as in the security space.
In his response, President Buhari said it was heartwarming to see and hear of Nigerian companies doing so much within Nigeria, and Africa especially in the area of production using locally available raw materials. He also expressed his elation at the achievements of BUA which had led to phenomenal growth within such a short time. “As a Government, we know we have done a lot in this regard, and we will continue to do more to support the aspirations of serious businesses, big and small, by providing an enabling environment as well as supporting value creation within Nigeria.
Fayose Undergoes Major Neck Surgery
A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has gone under the knife.
The former Ekiti state governor had two major surgical operations within five months. One in February (neck) and another one earlier this week (back).
According to his associates, the surgeries are results of the attack on him during the 2018 Ekiti governorship election.
This newspaper recalls that in July 2018, dozens of armed police officers barricaded a venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally, close to the Ekiti Government House.
Videos of the incident showed the police using tear gas to disperse the PDP supporters, including the then state governor, Fayose, who was also affected by the police action.
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