MBABA JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of H. O. Ajayi J of the Kwara State High Court in suit No. KWS/40M/06, a Fundamental Rights Enforcement matter, delivered on 5 May 2008.
At the lower court, the 1st respondent was the applicant and had sought the following reliefs on pages 16 to 12 of the record of appeal:
A declaration that the harassment, arrest and detention of the applicant, herein on Wednesday, 24 May 2006 at his residence along University of Ilorin Road, Tipper Garage Area, Ilorin, Kwara State by 3rd respondent, acting as agent of the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th respondents, who directed and gave the order of arrest based on the 5th respondent’s baseless and false allegation is illegal, unconstitutional and a gross violation of the applicant’s right to dignity of human person and personal liberty as guaranteed under sections 34 and 35 of 1999 Constitution.
A declaration that the continued detention of the applicant at state crime branch La…