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Bauchi Governorship Candidate Sues FG Over Illegal Detention

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The 2011 elections gubernatorial aspirant under Congress for Progressive Change (CPC in Bauchi state), Abdullahi Adamu Usman Dan China has dragged Federal Government to court over his continued detention.
 
In the suit which it joined Attorney General of Federation, and National Security Adviser filed by his Counsel, Barrister Gyang Zi before the Federal High Court Bauchi, the plaintiff is seeking the sum of N1 billion as damages for alleged rights infringement.
In an interview with journalist at the Federal High Court premises in Bauchi Thursday, the plaintiff counsel, Barrister Gyang Zi he said  the matter come up for hearing whereas the respondents are not in the court, 
“The matter is on continued detention of his client on the issue of mining which was unlawful, arbitrary and an egregious violation of his human rights”, counsel said.
Barrister Zi alleged that the respondents invaded the residence of Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu danchina at Sabon Gari Narabi, Toro Local Government Area in Bauchi state using military which is unlawful. 
Zi said, “The action of the respondents is harassing, embarrassing and arresting, and detaining his client from 24 January 2018 till date and still running in the manner aforesaid and the refusal to allow us have access to him and family members is illegal, unlawful and gross violation of the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended”.
 
“We also want the respondents to pay our Client Adamu Usman the sum of N1,000,000,000,00 only as general damages and compensation for the unlawful arrest, frustration, detention and subjecting him to psychological trauma” he said  
 
The plaintiff counsel said, “We are also seeking a perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from further arrest, detention, frustration, and disturbance, and subjecting our client to undue psychological trauma in connection to mining or at his residence”.
 
Meanwhile, the presiding Judge, Justice Mohammed Shitu Abubabakar  said with the absence of the respondents and no court process filled by them, adjourned the case to 15th March 2018 for hearing to enable the respondents response to the court processes.
  
Counsel told the press that all the 3 respondents, the Federal Government, Attorney General of the Federation and National Security Adviser were served with the order of notice on the 8th February 2018 by the court.
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