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OKUDO
V.
IGP & ORS

(1997) JELR 45445 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/328/88 ·  9 Apr 1997 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Okudo v. I.G.P. [1998] 1 NWLR Part 533
Okudo v. I.G.P. (1998) 1 NWLR (Pt. 533) 335
CORAM
DAHIRU MUSDAPHER Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria SAMSON ODEMWINGIE UWAIFO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IGNATIUS CHUKWUDI PATS-ACHOLONU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

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Core Terms Beta
respondents
court
ground of appeal
learned trial judge
order
police
arguments
award
compensation
issue
particulars
period
declaration
detention of the applicant
appeal court
award of damages
trial court
16th february
brother musdapher j.c.a.
findings
inspector general of police
mr. obi okudo
account of the unlawful arrest
address of counsel
appeal fails
appellate court
basis of the appellant
basis of the finding of the learned trial judge
cause of action
court of appeal rules
general compensation
hearing of the appeal
indefinite attendance of the applicant
leading judgment
lower court
particulars of the said ground of appeal
pats-acholonu
period 9th february
personal liberty
provisions of the fundamental rights
respect of the single ground of appeal
roundabout arguments
rules of court
said arrest
special damages
support of the ground
trial judge
unconditional release of the applicant
wrong principle of law

MUSDAPHER, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Pursuant to provisions of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 1979, the appellant herein Mr. Obi Okudo applied to the Court below for the following reliefs:-

"1. Declaration that the arrest and detention of the applicant from the 9th to the 16th February, 1983, by the Respondents, their servants and or agents is unconstitutional, unlawful and illegal.

2. Declaration that the continued arrest and detention of the applicant by the respondents is unconstitutional, unlawful and illegal.

3. Declaration that the respondents' directive compelling the daily and indefinite attendance of the applicant at the Force C.I.D., Alagbon Close, Lagos, since 16/2/1983 is unconstitutional and illegal.

4. An order for the immediate and unconditional release of the applicant from the said arrest and detention.

5. Declaration that the applicant is entitled to compensation and apology from the police on account of the unlawful arrest and …

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