An FCT Excessive Court docket Maitama, on Thursday, mounted Might 23, for listening to a N500,000 aggravated damages go well with filed by a former spokesman of the rebel group, Boko Haram, Ali Sanda Konduga.
Konduga dragged the Director-Normal, Division of State Providers (DSS) and the Lawyer-Normal of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, over alleged breach of his basic rights.
Konduga via his counsel, Mr Mohammed Tola, filed a go well with earlier than Justice Samira Bature alleging that he was stored in detention for an additional three years after serving his three-year jail time period earlier than he was launched in 2016.
Konduga was convicted by a Chief Magistrates’ Court docket in Abuja and sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for legal intimidation in 2011.
Within the go well with, Konduga claimed that he was stored within the custody of the DSS as a substitute of the traditional jail to serve his time period as a result of the federal government needed him to function a key witness to show a terrorism cost towards Sen. Ali Ndume in a Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja.
He additional acknowledged as of the time of his launch, he was by no means referred to as to testify within the matter or every other matter.
Konduga mentioned that he was taken to the DSS’s workplace in Maiduguri on Sept. 8, 2016, and was launched on Sept. 9, 2016, to his dad and mom.
He alleged that DSS supplied his household the sum of N700,000 when he was launched, and knowledgeable his household that the cash was meant for his medical remedy.
The gesture, Konduga mentioned confirmed that the DSS knew he was entitled to compensation for his unlawful and illegal detention, including that the Service refused to pay him every other compensation besides the N700,000.
He additional acknowledged that some people attacked him after he was launched in 2016 and he sustained head harm from the assault.
He added that because of the harm he sustained, the police from GRA Police Station, Maiduguri, Borno, took him into protecting custody and later referred him to the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Maiduguri.
He, subsequently, demanded for unreserved public apology in three nationwide newspapers.
Konduga additionally prayed for an order of the court docket, directing the respondents to collectively and severally pay him N500,000 as aggravated damages and compensation for the unlawful, unconstitutional and illegal detention.