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Court Orders Release Of Man Detained By IGP’s Aide For 44 days Over Precious Stones Business

The High Court of Abuja has ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Divisional Police Officer in A.Y.A, Abuja, to release Yakubu Akuki, who has been detained for about 44 days on the instruction of the Chief Detail of the IGP.

It is understood that Mr. Akuki has been held over a precious stones business between him and an in-law to the IGP’s Chief Detail.

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi gave the order for Akuki’s release from detention on October 9, 2020.

The judge had ordered the police to grant Akuki on “very liberal terms,” after his lawyer, A. S Suleiman, moved his ex parte application.

The detainee’s lawyers, had earlier on October 8, 2020, written the IGP to demand his release.

Despite the court order and the letter, the police are yet to release Mr. Akuki, as at the time of filing this report.as of Tuesday.

Joined in the suit as defendants are the Inspector General of Police, the Chief Detail of the IGP, the Divisional Police Officer of A. Y. A, Abuja, and IGP Detail Officer, ASP Ibrahim.

“Accordingly,  it is hereby ordered that the respondents, especially the 3rd respondent (A.Y.A DPO) shall forthwith cause the applicant to be admitted to bail upon very liberal terms pending the hearing and determination of the applicant’s substantive motion on notice for the enforcement of his fundamental rights,” the judge had ordered.

Justice Adeniyi then fixed November 3, 2020 for hearing of the substantive suit.

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