News :- N500 Million Lawsuit: Charly Boy In Court Premises (Full Details & Photos)

PoliticsNGR has obtained photographs of
Charlyboy and Deji Adeyanju, conveners of
the ‘Ourmumudondo’ movement who are
currently suing the Nigerian police for
N500 million.It was discovered that Mr.

Inibehe Effiong, a Lagos-based legal
practitioner and human rights activist is
the counsel to Charly Boy.

In an Originating Motion dated the 4th
October 2017, Effiong filed the suit at the
F.C.T. high Court on Wednesday, 4th
October, 2017 against the Commissioner of
Police, FCT Police Command who is joined
as the Respondent in the suit.
In his written address in support of his
client’s application with reference number
FCT/HC/CV/3037/2017, Effiong is asking the
court to determine the following two
issues:

i) Whether the use of teargas canisters,
water cannon and wild police dogs by the
agents and officers of the Respondent to
attack, harass and disperse the Applicant
during a peaceful demonstration at the
Unity Fountain in Maitama, Abuja on
Tuesday, 8th August, 2017 is not
unjustifiable, illegal, unconstitutional and a
breach of the Applicant’s fundamental
rights to the dignity of the human person,
freedom of expression, peaceful assembly
and association and contrary to Sections 34,
39 and 40 of the Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and
Articles 5, 9, 10 and 11 of the African
Charter on Human and Peoples Rights
(Ratification and Enforcement) Act, Cap.
A9, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria,
2004.

ii) Whether having regard to the facts and
circumstances of this case and the evidence
before this Honourable Court, the Applicant
is entitled to public apology, compensation,
damages and other reliefs sought in this
Application from the Respondent.

Upon resolution of the above issues, the
Applicant, Charles Oputa, is seeking the
following eight reliefs from the court:
1. A DECLARATION that the use of teargas
canisters, water cannon and wild police
dogs by the agents and officers of the
Respondent to attack, harass and disperse
the Applicant during a peaceful
demonstration at the Unity Fountain in
Maitama, Abuja on Tuesday, 8th August,
2017 is unjustifiable, illegal,
unconstitutional and a breach of the
Applicant’s fundamental right to dignity of
the human person and contrary to Section
34 of the Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and
Articles 5 of the African Charter on Human
and Peoples Rights (Ratification and
Enforcement) Act, Cap. A9, Laws of the
Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

2. A DECLARATION that the use of teargas
canisters, water cannon and wild police
dogs by the agents and officers of the
Respondent to attack, harass and disperse
the Applicant during a peaceful
demonstration at the Unity Fountain in
Maitama, Abuja on Tuesday 8th August,
2017 where the Applicant and other
activists had gathered to demand that
President Muhammadu Buhari should
either return to the country from his long
medical vacation in the United Kingdom or
resign is unjustifiable, illegal,
unconstitutional and amounts to a violation
of the Applicant’s fundamental right to
freedom of expression and contrary to
Section 39 of the Constitution of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as
amended) and Article 9 of the African
Charter on Human and Peoples Rights
(Ratification and Enforcement) Act, Cap.
A9, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria,
2004.

3. A DECLARATION that the use of teargas
canisters, water cannon and wild police
dogs by the agents and officers of the
Respondent to attack, harass and disperse
the Applicant during a peaceful
demonstration at the Unity Fountain in
Maitama, Abuja on Tuesday, 8th August,
2017, where the Applicant and other
activists had assembled under the umbrella
of an association known as
OurMumuDonDo movement to demand that
President Muhammadu Buhari should
either return to the country from his long
medical vacation in the United Kingdom or
resign is unjustifiable, illegal,

unconstitutional and amounts to a violation
of the Applicant’s fundamental right to
peaceful assembly and association and
contrary to Section 40 of the Constitution of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as
amended) and Articles 10 and 11 of the
African Charter on Human and Peoples
Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act,
Cap. A9, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria,
2004.

4. AN ORDER compelling the Respondent to
publish a public apology to the Applicant in
Five National Newspapers for violating the
Applicant’s fundamental rights to dignity of
the human person, freedom of expression,
peaceful assembly and association on
Tuesday, 8th August, 2017 at Unity
Fountain in Maitama, Abuja.

5. AN ORDER directing the Respondent to
pay the sum of N100,000,000.00 (One
Hundred Million Naira) as GENERAL
DAMAGES to the Applicant for violating the
Applicant’s fundamental rights to dignity of
the human person, freedom of expression,
peaceful assembly and association on
Tuesday, 8th August, 2017 at Unity
Fountain in Maitama, Abuja.

6. AN ORDER directing the Respondent to
pay the sum of N400,000,000.00 (Four
Hundred Million Naira) as EXEMPLARY
DAMAGES to the Applicant violating the
Applicant’s fundamental rights to dignity of
the human person, freedom of expression,
peaceful assembly and association on
Tuesday, 8th August, 2017 at Unity
Fountain in Maitama, Abuja.

7. AN ORDER OF PERPETUAL INJUNCTION
restraining the Respondent and the Nigeria
Police Force from further interfering with
or violating the Applicant’s Fundamental
Rights to dignity of the human person,
freedom of expression, peaceful assembly
and association

8. AND FOR SUCH FURTHER ORDER or
orders as this Court may deem fit to make.
In a 22 paragraph affidavit deposed to by
Charles Oputa in support of the suit, the
musician gave a graphic and detailed
account of how policemen numbering over
100 hundred from the F.C.T. Police

Command invaded the Unity Fountain in
Abuja on the 8th day of August, 2017
during the Resume or Resign protest when
he led other activists to protest the
prolonged absence of President
Muhammadu Buhari from Nigeria on
account of his medical vacation in the
United Kingdom.

The 66 year-old popular musician explained
that the invading policemen attacked him
and other protesters and dispersed them
with wild police dogs, water cannon and
teargas canisters despite the fact the seven
of them who participated in the sit-out
protest that day were very peaceful and did
not breach or threaten public peace in any
manner.

Charly Boy further narrated that the attack
by the policemen was so severe that he
collapsed in the process and was rushed to
the hospital.

He also stated that the police attacked them
because of claims that their protest over
the President’s absence, which had
exceeded 90 days on the second day of
their daily sit-out protest, had gone
international and brought serious
embarrassment to the country.

Three video clips which were recorded
during the attack have been attached as
exhibits in the affidavit.

No date has been fixed for the hearing of
the suit.

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