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Eviction: Retirees Slam N10.02b On Aviation Agencies

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Some retirees of the agencies under Federal Ministry of Aviation, have slammed a N10.2 billion fundamental rights enforcement suit on the agencies before the Federal High Court in Lagos over their alleged illegal and forceful eviction from their quarters.

The retirees are also seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining the agencies from arresting, intimidating, harassing, humiliating, detaining, evicting or disturbing them in any manner whatsoever.

The applicants in the suit are: Oni Babatunde, MoshoodJimoh, TemitopeTubi, NwokeOgbonna, and BryankKaduru, and 35 others, who are former employees of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

While the respondents are; Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), director-general of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), director-general of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), and director-general of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

Other respondents in the suit are: commissioner of Police, Lagos State, and inspector-general of police (IGP).

The applicants in their originating summons are seeking a declaration that their arrest, harassment, detention by the Lagos State commissioner of police, and IGP at the instigation of respondents on August 6, 2016, without any cause of lawful excuse is wrongful, Illegal unlawful, unconstitutional, null and void, as it violates their fundamental rights as enshrined under sections 33,34,35 and 36 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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