Officer Slams N2billion Suit Against Nigerian Army, Bank Over Freezing Of Account

A N2billion go well with has been slammed in opposition to the Nigerian Army and the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) by a Major within the service, Akeem Adeeogba Osenifor.

The Major accused Army and the financial institution of freezing his checking account and looking his home with out a courtroom order.

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In the go well with filed on the Federal High Court in Abuja, the military officer is praying the courtroom to order the 2 respondents to pay him one other sum of N16.6million being the quantity allegedly carted away from his non-public condominium together with different priceless properties.

His counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN instituted the go well with marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1104/2021, for the enforcement of his basic rights to personal moveable and immovable property, proper to dignity and proper to a good listening to.

The plaintiff additionally needs the courtroom to order the Nigerian Army to take away the Post No Debit (PND) positioned on his account and one other order compelling FCMB to tender a public apology to him in not less than three nationwide dailies for the blatant violation of his basic rights with out following the due strategy of the regulation.

He utilized for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents, their brokers, workers, operatives, detectives, servants and privies and investigating officers from additional placing his financial institution on PND with out a legitimate courtroom order.

In the grounds for the applying, the plaintiff claimed that on February 23, 2017, one Major General I. M. Obot (Rtd), the Chief of Staff, Army Headquarters Garrison, allegedly knowledgeable him of a jailbreak involving one Lance Corporal, Benjamin Collins and that he was instructed together with three others to drill the Corporal and relocate him to a different detention facility.

He averred that in obedience to the instruction, he and the opposite three officers drilled the Corporal and that within the course of the Corporal died.

The plaintiff additional said that he was put into navy trial and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment which he’s nonetheless serving whereas the opposite three officers who allegedly participated within the drilling of the deceased Corporal had been discharged and acquitted.

He averred that in his bid to cater to his household, he raised some cheques for withdrawal by means of one among his mates and that the cheques had been dishonoured on the grounds that the Nigerian Army had allegedly by means of a letter positioned a Post No Debit on his account.

He additional contended that he dedicated no offence recognized to regulation to warrant the Nigeria Army inserting restrictions on his checking account with none legitimate courtroom order.

He urged the courtroom to declare that the freezing of his account, looking of his home and his dehumanisation had been unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional.

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Officer Slams N2billion Suit Against Nigerian Army, Bank Over Freezing Of Account

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