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Falana threatens to sue NHRC over illegal Naval detainees



The Human rights lawyer Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) on Thursday took steps to drag the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to court for the supposed illicit confinement of 67 individuals by the Nigerian Navy (NN).

This was contained in a letter routed to the Executive Secretary of the NHRC, where he gave the commission seven days for the Nigerian Navy to discharge or arraign the supposed prisoners in maritime offices and other military offices or face a mandamus request under the watchful eye of a High Federal Court.

Falana reviewed his past letter dated May 19 where he mentioned the arrival of 40 Nigerians purportedly kept for the administration without preliminary.

Notwithstanding the 40, Falana said yesterday that they found that 57 individuals had been kept in jam-packed cells in the NEC BEECROFT in Apapa and another ten inside a pontoon at the Marina dock somewhere in the range of three and year and a half without an arrival request.

He gave the names of the 57 prisoners of NNS BEECROFT as Michael Ovie, Simon Onyisike Mike, Umoren Daniel, James Archibong, Graham Brown, Ifeanyi Osadinizu, Matthew Epiagolo, Taiwo Ayodele, Sunday Eye, Austin Omonisa, Timothy Ajayi, Adeleke Adewale, Onoja Reuben , Pius Paul, Peter Pulle, Ogunmoyero Oluwaseun, Innocent Sunday, Lejoro Friday, Hamza Yakubu, According to Yusuf, Adebayo Mayoma, Godswill Umoh, Edu Fidelis, Richard David and Daniel Harrison.

Others are Asaiki Okeoghene, Omogoye Bolaji, Victor Uchendu, Oloyede Ademola, Emomotimi Watchman, Ganabel Sixtus, Olajide Enigbewo, Kehinde Labinjo, Godswill Ebbah, Sikiru Adekoya (SK MARINE), Patrick Ogerugba, Emmanuel Oputa, Jackley Terpuley, Jackley Terpuley, Jackley Terpuley, Jackley Terpuley Grace Inyang, Okechukwu Iwuoha, Godwin Etiaka, Lukman Salami, Owei Ikuto, Collins Joel, Victor Jeremiah, Emmanuel Eze, Miebaka Iyalla, Firstman Job, Francis Onyema, Austin Abarowei, Nelson Sokaribo, Victor Okechukwu and Olanrewaju Peter.