Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo Bid has approached the Federal High Court, Abuja, in search of the protection of his essential rights.
Okorocha, in essential rights swimsuit filed on the court docket, alleged that his political adversaries have confidence been within the advantage of his latest travails.
He listed as respondents within the suits, the Attorney-Frequent of the Federation (AGF), the Inspector Frequent of Police (IGP), the Division of Bid Companies (DSS) the EFCC, the Self sustaining Tainted Practices and other linked offences Price (ICPC), and the Code of Behavior Tribunal (CCT).
He accused the acknowledged adversaries of instigating the Financial and Financial Crimes Price (EFCC) and other agencies in opposition to him and contributors of his family.
The Imo governor furthermore blamed the acknowledged political adversaries for INEC failure to announce him with a certificates of return after being declared the winner of the final election in lmo West Senatorial District.
”No longer elated with the withholding of the applicant’s certificates of return, those extremely effective forces have confidence commenced original spate of assaults in opposition to the applicant on the baseless allegation that he embezzled the funds belonging to Imo yell authorities.
“The notion has now reached a crescendo and desperation in gaze of the failure of the respondents to assemble anything else incriminating in opposition to the applicant.
“The resolution now taken is to arrest and detain the applicant as soon as he hands over energy to the newly elected governor of Imo on Can also 29 and using the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, detain him indefinitely.
”Here is in issue that situation off could per chance be found to have confidence him eliminated from his seat as a senator to which he became nowadays elected.
”The notion has furthermore been expanded to encompass a reign of dread in opposition to the applicant’s political, industry friends and family along side his spouse and children,” he acknowledged.
Within the swimsuit, Okorocha acknowledged that he had now not committed any offence to warrant the incessant threats of arrest, detention, the harassment and dread being unleashed upon him and his family.
“It is for that reason truth essential that this court docket because the “Primary Rights Court” intervene to substantiate that that this abuse of energy and misfeasance in public situation of job by the respondents in opposition to the applicant is abated.
”It is furthermore essential to substantiate that that the primary rights of the applicant to be presumed innocent except proved responsible, to liberty and freedom of spin are enforced.
“Unless this court docket intervenes to implement and/or stable the enforcement of the applicant’s essential rights to be presumed innocent except confirmed responsible and to freedom of spin and liberty by making the orders sought on this utility, the first to sixth respondents will seemingly be old by the applicant’s political adversaries for the rationale of their infringement as talked about above,” he added.
In a counter affidavit, on the other hand, the DSS acknowledged it became now not mindful and now not segment of any notion to arrest and/or detain Okorocha over any alleged investigation.
“The DSS didn’t meet with INEC concerning the applicant and has now not invited the applicant or any member of his family and/or workers for investigation.
“Where there could be a course to open any investigation in anyway in opposition to any particular person along side the applicant, the DSS follows ethical procedures in conducting such an investigation,” it acknowledged.
Morever, the DSS talked about in its counter affidavit that the applicant could possibly now not stop safety and guidelines enforcement agencies from conducting investigations.