16, January 2019
A FEDERAL High Court in Abuja, Nigeria, Hon. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu will on the 21st January, 2019 open hearing in the matter between Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe and nine others against the National Security Adviser and Attorney General of the Federation of Nigeria, for the enforcement of their Fundamental Rights to:
- Personal liberty
- Freedom of Movement
- Dignity of their human person
- Right to private life.
This application was brought after their abduction at NERA Hotel, Alex Ekwueme Street, Jabi, Abuja. Pursuant to Section 33, 31, 35, 36, 37, 40 and 46(1)(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as Amended and Order XI and Order XII of the Fundamental Right (Enforcement Provedure) Rules 2009.
This action is supported by an affidavit deposed to by Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He is supported by Abdul Oroh,Esq, four lawyers from Cameroon Bar, three of whom were called to the Nigerian Bar are espected to join their Nigerian colleagues at the hearing. The Respondents i.e. the National Security Adviser, Major General Mohammed Monguno and the Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami, SAN have objected to the suit claiming that “it discloses no cause of action”
Justice Ojukwu would also hear another action brought by the NERA10 seeking a declaration that their deportation to Cameroon by Nigerian Security Forces at the behest of General Monguno was illegal, unjust, and a violation of their rights to live in Nigeria as refugees and protected by Nigerian Constitution, the African Charter on Human and Peoples Right and United Nations Convention on the status of Refugees.
The NERA10 are asking the judge in the first suit to order that they
1.be released from Cameroonian incarceration and compensated for their sufferings and inhuman and degrading treatments suffered in the hand of Nigeria and Cameroonian soldiers during the deportation.
- Return to Nigeria to join their families and in safety under extant laws of Nigeria and International conventions ratified by Nigeria.
Hon Abdul Oroh.
Abdul Oroh and co
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