Abdulrasheed Bawa, the immediate past Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has sued the Department of State Services, DSS for his incarceration without trial since June 14, 2023.
Bawa was released from detention on Wednesday night.
Bawa in the suit filed on October 20 at the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court for the enforcement of fundamental rights by a lawyer, Chinedu Oburu of Edu Oburu & Co. on his behalf, sought an order of the court to declare his detention without trial illegal and to order his immediate release.
Oburu noted that he brought the action in the interest of the applicant (Bawa), the public, democracy and rule of law and the need to sustain the anti-corruption spirit and momentum.
He also noted that the continued illegal detention of the Chairman of the EFCC without any charge is an affront and assault on the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
“That the continued and indefinite detention of the EFCC chairman without any criminal charge is a necked assault on the Fundamental Rights of the Applicant as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).”