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(2021) JELR 109546 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/175/2020  •  6 May 2021  •  Nigeria

Mojeed Adekunle Owoade, JCA James Shehu Abiriyi, JCA Muhammed Lawal Shuaibu, JCA


JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling delivered on 4th May, 2020 in Federal High Court, Uyo Judicial Division, holden at Uyo.

In the Federal High Court (the Court below), the Appellant was the Applicant while the Respondents were the Respondents.

In the Court below the Appellant applied for the enforcement of his fundamental rights guaranteed under Sections 34(1) (a) and 36(5) of the 1999 Constitution FRN.

The application was brought upon the following grounds:

1. That on the 14th February, 2020, men of the 3rd Respondent in her Zonal Office at 3, Akparawa Crescent, off Edet Akpan, Uyo, harassed and embarrassed the Applicant/Petitioner by asking him to fill certain forms which have no bearing whatsoever with the subject matter of the petition as well as taking annotated photographs of the Applicant which painted him in a very negative, undignified, prejudicial and scandalous light namely: the 3rd Respondent caused photographs o…

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