Dasuki’s ex-aide files N500m suit against EFCC over detention

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, at the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, February 8, 2016 PHOTO: Lucy Ladidi Elukpo

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, at the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, February 8, 2016 PHOTO: Lucy Ladidi Elukpo

Colonel Nicholas Ashinze, erstwhile Special Assistant to former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, has prayed the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja to order the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to compensate him with N500 million for alleged illegal detention.

Ashinze also asked the court to issue an order declaring his arrest and detention by the EFCC since December 23 last year as unlawful.

In the suit in which the anti-graft agency, the Chief of Army Staff and the Nigerian Army are defendants, the plaintiff is also praying the court to issue an order restricting his re-arrest for related offences.

The former aide was arrested for allegedly diverting part of the $2.1 billion meant for arms purchase under.

All the pleas were contained in the suit filed by his counsel, Mike Ozekhome, before Justice Yusuf Halilu.



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