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MRS MARTINA UGBOMAH & ANOR v. GOVERNOR OF ANAMBRA STATE & ORS

(2021) JELR 106954 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/AW/303/2015  •  11 Mar 2021  •  Nigeria

Coram
Chioma Egondu Nwosu-Iheme, JCA Isaiah Olufemi Akeju, JCA Patricia Ajuma Mahmoud, JCA

Judgement

CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME, J.C.A. (Delivering The Leading Judgment): The Appellants as Applicants at the lower Court took out an Application for the enforcement of their fundamental rights against the arrest, humiliation, torture and detention at the Nigeria Police, Onitsha Area Commanders Office and at the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) Awkuzu by the 3rd and 4th Respondents from the 1/8/2013 to 29/8/2013 a period of Twenty Nine days.

In a considered Judgment delivered on the 8th day of October, 2014, the learned trial Judge C. Nwankwor, J, in Suit No O/113M/2014 dismissed the application. This Appeal is a by-product of the said Judgment.

SUMMARY OF RELEVANT FACTS

​The Appellants’ case, in summary, was that they are mother and daughter and were on the 1/8/2013 arrested at the Upper Class Hotel, Onitsha, along with the Director of the said Upper Class Hotel and other workers of the Hotel by the Police. That they were thereafter paraded with other workers as common criminals with guns a…

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