Nigerian Teenager Sues Lawmaker For N100million Damages After Illegal Detention Over Facebook Post

A 19-year-old man, Promise Etete, has dragged a member of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Uduak Odudoh, to the court docket of regulation to compel the lawmaker to pay him N100 million as compensation over his unlawful detention.

Etete, who can also be in search of an apology from the lawmaker, accused Odudoh of giving the police the order to arrest him someday in 2020.

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The police had reportedly arrested and detained the younger man, and consequently charged him with menace to life and defamation of character after he posted a remark towards the lawmaker on Facebook.

In the put up, Odudoh who’s representing Ikot Abasi and Easter Obolo State Constituency, was accused of representing a faction of his constituents and never his whole constituency.

Premium Times studies that Etete mentioned Ikot Abasi, with “scam leaders”, has continued to stay “underdeveloped”.

According to Inibehe Effiong, Etete’s counsel, Etete had deactivated his Facebook account however that was after the police had had entry to the article and printed copies of it.

Mr Effiong additional defined that the fees towards Etete have been caught out by the Justice of the Peace in December 2020 after the lawmaker, Odudoh, failed to look within the court docket twice when the case was referred to as.

Meawhile, on August 9, Mr Effiong, filed a go well with in a State High Court, Uyo, in search of a court docket declaration of Mr Etete’s arrest and detention as unlawful and a breach of his elementary rights to non-public liberty and freedom of motion, as assured by Section 35 and 41 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

Joined within the go well with are the Nigeria Police, and 4 others.

Mr Etete has nevertheless reactivated his Facebook account the place he as soon as once more in a latest put up, criticised Odudoh for donating wood desks to a main faculty in his constituency.

He added that the donation was an ‘eyes service’ undertaken in preparation for the approaching basic elections in 2023.

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