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HI-QUALITY BAKERY LIMITED & ANOR v. MISS THERESA LONGE & ORS

(2018) JELR 38425 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/122/2015  •  30 May 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; STEPHEN JONAH ADAH JCA; JOSEPH OLUBUNMI KAYODE OYEWOLE JCA;

Judgement

STEPHEN JONAH ADAH, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Calabar Division in Suit No. FHC/CA/M84/2014, delivered on the 11th day of May, 2015.

The facts of this case are that the 1st Respondent was an employee of the 1st Appellant. She was employed by the 1st Appellant on 1st January, 2014 as a Sales Personnel. Some months into that job, the 1st Respondent was arrested by the police at the instigation of the officials of the 1st Appellant. She was aggrieved and applied to the Court below for the enforcement of her fundamental rights. Her reliefs before the Court below are as follows:

a. A DECLARATION that the arrest, inhuman treatment and detention of the Applicant in cell without access to food or water without justifiable reason on the morning of the 7th July, 2014 till the night of 8th July, 2014 without trial is unconstitutional, unlawful, illegal, null and void.

b. A DECLARATION that the handcuffing of the Applicant…

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