By Vivian Okejeme, Abuja
A former Governorship candidate under Africa Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 general election in Adamawa state, Alhaji Said Lawal Uba, has dragged the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, the NASS and President of the Senate to court.
In the suit before the Federal High Court Abuja, the plaintiff is demanding an order of court for the payment of N100billion as aggravated and exemplary damages for the unwarranted killing, kidnapping, banditry, etc being faced in the Northern part of the country due to incompetency of the respondents.
Other respondents in the suit filed by David Idris on behalf of the applicant include all the Service Chiefs and the Inspector General of Police.
The applicant predicated his suit on the ground that his community (Uba, Hong Local Government in Adamawa State) together with other communities in the Northern part of Nigeria have been invaded by insurgents and banditries killing people and destroying properties despite the constituted authority who have sworn an Oath by the constitution to protects the lives and properties its citizens.
According to the plaintiff, the continuous restriction of movement, killing of people and the destruction of properties by the insurgents and banditries without the corresponding force to protect the lives and properties by the Respondents till date is a violation of the Applicant fundamental human rights to freedom of movement.
The plaintiff maintained that the actions violated their right to life and rights to own properties as enshrining in Section 33, 41 and 43 of the 1919 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
Consequently, by the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/625/2020, filed at the Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday, the applicant is seeking “A declaration that there is constitutional elected president in Nigeria who has a duty as a result of his Oath taken to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.