The Court held this morning in an application filed against DSS, EFCC and the CBN by Incorporated Trustees of Forum for Accountability and Good Leadership that the continued harassment of Godwin E over trumped up allegations of terrorism and sundry offenses is illegal and constitutes a breach of his fundamental rights, rules of african charter, constitution
The court also issued a restraining order against the 4th respondent particularly, from any continued harassment, arrest etc over any trumped up allegations, UNLESS an order of a superior court is first obtained
The Court held that Exhibit A , submitted by the 4th Respondent which was the Affidavit also submitted to Tsoho of the Federal High Court did not substantiate or provide any material fact of terrorism and that the 4th Respondents acts are obvious attempts to interfere with the rights of Godwin Emefiele
The Court aligned with the 5th Respondent positon , that there is a process for the removal of the Governor, thus the continued harrassment and interference by the 4th Repondent particularly is embarrassing in the light of statutory provisions
EFCC had in the affidavit stated that it has no case against the governor and his is not under their investigation. They asked that they be discharged from the matter being unnecessary parties
Court held that obviously all other respondents except the 4th DSS are nominal parties as no case was really made against them
Court stated that Applicant had shown sufficient locus standi to initiate this Suit in line with Fundamental Human Right Rules
Court held that it will not award damages as the suit was not taken out by Godwin Emefiele himself.