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  • Updated: May 01, 2024

Bayelsa court sets date for ex-militant's N9B suit against SSS, Agip

Bayelsa court sets date for ex-militant's N9B suit against S

The Yenagoa Division of the Bayelsa High Court has scheduled May 9 for the final adoption of written addresses in the case involving former militant Collins Opumie versus the State Security Service, SSS, and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company. 

According to News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Opumie is pursuing N9 billion in damages for his alleged unlawful arrest and nearly two years of detention in an underground facility owned by the SSS in Abuja. 

Justice Ebiyon Charlie, while granting another adjournment to allow Agip to finalize their arguments, emphasized the importance of avoiding any further delays in the proceedings. 

Agip's counsel, P.O. George, requested the additional time to prepare their final submission, which was granted by the court.

Opumie also asked the court to declare that his arrest, torture and subsequent detention without proper food and medical attention and access to family members for two years amounted to false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.

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