His lawyer, Ogwu Onoja (SAN), who filed the suit at Federal High Court, is claiming N100 million damages for the violation of the fundamental rights of his client.
Onoja urged the court to declare that his client’s arrest and continued detention by the EFCC since February 11 was unconstitutional and violates his right to personal liberty guaranteed by Section 35 and 41 of the 1999 Constitution and also violates Articles 5,6 and 12 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
He therefore asked the court to make an order directing the EFCC to immediately release the applicant from unlawful detention. The case has now been fixed for Feb. 26, for hearing.
Adegbe reportedly opened to the EFCC during his interrogation about some fraudulent dealings in the previous administration. He revealed that the former special assistant (SA) on domestic affairs to the former president, Waripamowei Dudafa, should be called to account for the N10 billion cash meant for delegates that attended the nomination convention for the PDP presidential nomination.
I am aware in November, I cannot remember the exact date. My office requested the CBN to exchange N10billion from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser domiciled in CBN.
The money was for delegates that attended the nomination convention for the PDP presidential nomination. The money was paid and sent to Hon. Dudafa (SSAP Household) and ADC(C-I-C) for distribution on the instruction of the President.
Col. Adegbe was arrested earlier in February by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos on his way out of the country. He had earlier been grilled by a military panel over his involvement in the arms purchase scandal. He was reportedly taken through rigorous interrogation by the EFCC before eventually flown to Abuja.