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Okorocha Runs To Court To Save Himself From Being Arrested By Imo Government

Okorocha prayed the court to declare the order for his arrest and detention by the state government as unconstitutional, illegal, unlawful and violation of his rights.

Former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has run to a Federal High Court in Lagos, for an order to restrain the state government and its agents from arresting, detaining or acting in a manner that infringes on his rights.

Okorocha, who currently serves as Imo West senator asked the court to enforce his fundamental rights under the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter on Human & People’s Rights Act.

KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Emeka Ihedioha had recently ordered a citizen arrest on Okorocha for allegedly assaulting Mr. Jasper Ndubuaku, who is the chairman of the state government’s property recovery committee and Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters.

But Okorocha in a suit filed through his counsel, Alaezi Nmezi prayed the court to declare the order for his arrest and detention by the state government as unconstitutional, illegal, unlawful and violation of his rights.

But Okorocha in a suit filed through his counsel, Alaezi Nmezi prayed the court to declare the order for his arrest and detention by the state government as unconstitutional, illegal, unlawful and violation of his rights.

He listed Imo State government, Attorney General of the state, Secretary to State Government (SSG) and the chairman, Imo State Property Recover Committee as first, second, third and fourth respondents in the case.

The governor also asked the court to grant him a consequential order for “general aggravated and exemplary damages against the respondents, amounting to N150 million, for the unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional violations” of his fundamental rights, in addition to the cost of prosecuting the matter estimated at N5 million.

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