- Ali Sanda Koduga's human rights infringement suit against DSS has been dismissed by Abuja Federal High Court
- In a judgement delivered by Justice Anwuli Chikere, Koduga's suit was struck out on the ground that it failed to pull merit
- The Boko Haram's former spokesperson dragged DSS before the law on the claim that he was unlawfully held in detention after serving his three-year jail
Ali Sanda Koduga, Boko Haram former spokesperson's bid to put Department of State Service (DSS) on the hook suffered a setback after his suit against the security agency was dismissed by Abuja Federal High Court.
Koduga dragged DSS to court on the allegation that the secret police 'unlawfully' detained him in their custody, thereby violating his fundamental human rights.
The former Boko Haram spokesman, who was sentenced to jail after his terrorism conviction in 2011, pleaded to the court to help him compel DSS to pay him 500 million as damage price for infringing his human rights.
But in a verdict delivered on Tuesday, March 2, Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Abuja Federal High Court struck out his application on the ground that it totally lacked merit, Channels TV reports.
Reacting to the judgement, Koduga's counsel Emmanuel Edu expressed his dissatisfaction over the ruling and claimed that his client was subjected to 'illegal detention' after his jail term was over.
"He was supposed to be released after three years but he was further detained for another three years before he was released."
“So the applicant was seeking for his fundamental right; in an egalitarian society like Nigeria, all we need to do is for a wrongdoer to get justice.
"There is a proportionate amount of sentence that is required for any crime," Edu said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Federal High Court has ordered the forfeiture of properties belonging to Buba Galadima over his unpaid debt to the tune of N900 million for the purchase of assets back in 2011.
The former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari is to suffer the loss of one of his houses located in Abuja and of his company, Bedko Nigeria Limited.
The properties will be taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
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