Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) wants the Federal High Court Abuja to award N1 billion in his favour against the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) as damages and compensation for violation of his right.
Counsel to Yakubu, Adeola Adedipe told the court that the matter was brought pursuant to Order 8 Rule 4 of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules.
Yakubu also prayed the court for a declaration that he was entitled to the dignity of his person, personal liberty, freedom of movement, private and family life as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution.
Yakubu joined the EFCC and the Attorney-General of the Federation as first and second respondents in the suit.
He also prayed the court to declare that his continued detention by the EFCC without charging him to court or allowing him to complete his medical procedure in the United Kingdom was a violation of his rights.
The former NNPC boss asked the court to declare that his continued detention was also an infringement on his rights to dignity of human person.
He subsequently, prayed the court for an order enforcing his rights to personal liberty, dignity of human person, freedom of movement, private and family life.
This, he said, was by directing his immediate release from EFCC custody or admitting him to bail on liberal terms and allowing him to complete his medical treatment in the United Kingdom.
Yakubu also prayed for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the EFCC from further detaining him unlawfully.