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PROF. MAZI CHRIS OKORO v. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, ENUGU STATE & ANOR

(2016) JELR 41785 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/E/55/2007  •  20 May 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU JCA; MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA JCA; MISITURA OMODERE BOLAJI-YUSUFF JCA;

Judgement

MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of Enugu State High Court sitting at Enugu (hereinafter referred to as the lower Court) delivered by Hon. Justice I. A. Umezulike (OFR), C.J. on the 26th day of June, 2006. The applicant/appellant filed this suit for the enforcement of his fundamental rights with regard to his harassment, intimidation and unlawful seizure of his properties by the respondents/respondents, vide a notice of motion filed on the 25th day of February, 2005 wherein in his statement sought for the following reliefs:

(a) DECLARATION that the 1st Respondents seizure of Applicants certificates and academic gowns, upon the complaint of 2nd Respondent constitutes interference to the Applicants right under Sections 39 and 43 of Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

(b) DECLARATION that the Applicant in exercise of his right under Section 39 of the Constitution (supra) is entitled to run a continu…

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