MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division or Court below or lower Court, Coram: A. Aboki, T.E.A. Agim JCA (as they then were) and M. Mustapha JCA, delivered on the 11th day of July, 2017 affirming the Ruling of the trial Court delivered on 16/01/2013.
By a motion on notice dated 19th day of September, 2012 and filed on the same day, the appellants brought an action against the respondents in the enforcement of their fundamental human rights seeking the following reliefs:
i. A DECLARATION that the arrest and detention of the applicant on the 18th day of September, 2012 for no reasonable ground is unlawful, illegal, unconstitutional and a gross violation of the Applicant's fundamental rights to personal liberty by the Respondents.
ii. A DECLARATION that the denial of the applicant of the right to consult with his legal practitioner after his arrest on the 18th day of Septe…