Chief Ahamba Leads Other SANS Against DSS Over Detention Ambrose Nwaogwugwu’s N50m Suit

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Nwaogwugwu in a suit filed at the Federal High Court, Owerri Division, by his team of lawyers led by Chief Mike Ahamba (SAN), is also seeking among other prayers a declaration that his continued detention from May 28, 2020, till date is unlawful, wrongful, unconstitutional and a flagrant breach of his fundamental rights as guaranteed by the constitution of Nigeria.

The Federal High Court Owerri Division shall on Monday, 15th June 2020 hear an application by Ambrose Nwaogwugwu seeking to enforce his fundamental rights against the State Security Services.
The suit filed by his team of Attorney’s led by Chief Mike Ahamba SAN is seeking among other prayers, a declaration that the continued detention of Comrade Ambrose Nwaogwugwu from the 28th May 2020 till date is unlawful, wrongful, unconstitutional and a flagrant breach of his fundamental rights as guaranteed by the Constitution of Nigeria.
The suit is also seeking an injunction restraining the DSS from continued harassment, arrest, intimidation, and detention of Mr. Ambrose Nwaogwugwu.

The suit further demands the DSS to tender a published apology to Nwaogwugwu in any National daily and payment of the sum of N50Million as punitive and compensatory damages to Nwaogwugwu for the unlawful infringement and breach of his fundamental rights.
According to, Kelechi Ahamba Esq. who is one of the teams of lawyers stated that the Charge filed by the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions DPP on behalf of the DSS at the Magistrate Court Owerri on the 5th June 2020 and the purported arraignment of Ambrose Nwaogwugwu was a nullity as there was no valid Charge before the Court?

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Kelechi Esq. stated that the DSS brought Count Six of the charge bothering on offence under the Terrorism Prevention ACT, 2011 at the Magistrate Court Owerri even when they knew that Section 32 of the same law makes all matters charged under the Terrorism Prevention Act, 2011 to be charged only at the Federal High Court.
He maintained that to date, the DSS has not filed any valid charge bothering on terrorism against Nwaogwugwu at the Federal High Court which is the Court clothed with the jurisdiction if they were serious to maintain such charge against him. He maintained that in the eyes of the law, the DSS has not filed any charge against Comrade Nwaogwugwu and the purported arraignment on the 5th June 2020 was a nullity and the DSS will continue to be liable for the continuous detention of Ambrose Nwaogwugwu from the 28th May 2020 until the DSS releases Nwaogwugwu unconditionally.
The suit is slated to be heard on Monday, 15th June 2020 at the Federal High Court Owerri, Imo State. Ambrose was arrested for Calling Hope Uzodinma’s Supreme Court Governor’ following posts shared on his Facebook page.

 

 


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