A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed July 4 to rule on a fundamental rights enforcement application filed by the former acting National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Secondus filed the application to challenge the seizure of his international passports by the anti-graft agency after he was detained on alleged corrupt practices.
The court had on April 8 in a ruling ordered EFCC to pay the sum of 10 million naira as damages to the former acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party after declaring his arrest and detention by the Commission as illegal. In an affidavit deposed through his counsel, Secondus alleges that after the court made the order that EFCC is still holding his international passports which according to him violates his human rights.
He is asking the court to make another order directing the anti-graft agency to release his travel documents to him. EFCC through its counsel asked the court to dismiss the application on the grounds that it is still conducting investigation on the former acting National Chairman of PDP.
Justice John Tsoho adjourned the matter till July 4 for a ruling after listening to the argument of both counsels.