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Baba Suwe - Court Asked to Stay Execution of N25 Million Judgement

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blackpearl

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Wednesday, asked an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, to stay execution of its judgment which ordered the agency to pay N25 million to the Nollywood star, Babatunde Omidina.

This is pending the determination of the appeal filed by the agency on Dec. 6, 2011 at the Appeal Court in Lagos, against the said judgment.

Justice Yetunde Idowu had on Nov. 24, 2011 ordered the NDLEA to pay Omidina, (a.k.a Baba Suwe), the said sum as damages.

The amount was to compensate Omidina for his arrest and detention by the NDLEA "for nine days without a valid court order".

She had also ordered the agency to apologise to Omidina, and publish this in two national newspapers.

The judge held that the detention of the actor by the NDLEA, after he was arrested for alleged drug trafficking, violated his fundamental human rights.

However, on Wednesday, the NDLEA, through its lawyer, Mr Femi Oloruntoba, said that the agency was relying on two grounds of appeal.

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Baba Suwe - Court Asked to Stay Execution of N25 Million Judgement
 
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