A Medical Doctor and a Consultant with the World Health Organization, Muhammad Abba is suing the Federal Government for his alleged arrest and detention by the security operatives in Yobe state since October 22, 2022. In the legal action instituted by his counsel Jubril Okutepa, the plaintiff is praying the Federal High Court in Abuja to declare that the detention without trial violates his fundamental rights to personal liberty.
Abba was arrested in Yobe state in 2012 when the security operatives conducting a stop and search discovered an Improvised Explosive Devices in a vehicle he boarded. The plaintiff is arguing that since he was arrested over three years ago by the security operatives he has not been charged to court.
He therefore asked the court to make an order directing the Federal Government to charge him before a competent court of law or grant him unconditional release.