Monday, 29 September 2014

#AnambraElection- Court ask SSS to pay N2m to El-rufai for damages.

The Federal High Court today ordered the State Security Service (SSS) to apologise to Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, and to pay him N2 million in damages for unlawfully detaining him last November during the Anambra gubernatorial election.

The court also pronounced that neither the SSS nor the Attorney-General of the Federation, who was joined in the suit, had any legal authority to restrict El-Rufai’sright of movement as enshrined in Section 34 of the constitution, a ruling that has massive implications for future elections in the country.

The events took place on 15 and 16 November 2013, when SSS officials detained and harassed the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory at the Finotel, Awka.

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