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Court Strikes Out Unlawful Detention Suit Against Ex-Gov Uduaghan

An Asaba High Court in Delta State on Thursday struck out a suit of unlawful detention and assault filed against the former Governor of the state, Emmanuel Uduaghan and four others by a legal practitioner, Mr Hope Samson Greatness Agadaigho.

The presiding judge, Justice Theresa Dai, while delivering judgment in the case after a one- year legal battle, said, “The applicant claims against the respondents lacked facts as he could not prove beyond reasonable doubts, infringement on his fundamental rights”, saying he merely cited sections of gross infringements and violation to dignity of human person and freedom of movement guaranteed under section 34 (i) and 31 (i), 42 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria roll (as amended) without dwelling on the facts to convince the court.

Justice Dai therefore struck out the suit for lack of merit.

But his lawyer in his declaration, averred that on the 27th of August, 2014, his client was assaulted and manhandled at the Cathedral Church of Saint Peters’ Anglican Communion on the occasion of the 23rd Anniversary of the creation of the state, where he had gone to discuss how he could do a publication on the state with the governor.