Two Jos Based Miners Moses Pam Dalyop and Abdulmumuni have dragged the Inspector General of Police (IGP) before a Jos high court demanding the sum of ten billion nairas (10,000,000 000.00) as compensation for their unlawful arrest, detention, and inconveniences caused to them for period of two days and still counting for no just cause.
Recall that a group of mining professionals in Jos, the Plateau state capital, called on the police authorities to intervene in the illegal arrest and intimidation of two of their members by some police personnel believed to be hired by some foreign expatriates. They alleged that a court had earlier ordered the release of the two men, but the police have refused to heed the order and have given no reason for their action.
Others dragged before the same court alongside IGP are the Nigeria Police Force, DCP Olatunji Disu, Officer in charge of Police intelligence Response Team, Chuangyue Industrial Nig limited and Chen Taohong.
In the suit filed at Jos high court on their behalf by their counsel Gyang Zi Esq, RT Yilwatda Esq, GT Gontur of Gyang Zi &co Knight Firm which was made available to newsmen, the applicants, requested from the court an order declaring the arrest, humiliation, embarrassment, harassment, torture and detention of their clients from the 14th of march 2023 to 15th march this month and still counting as illegal, unlawful and unconditional.
They also requested from the court an order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents either by themselves, servants, previews or officers from further arresting, torturing , humiliating, harassing, threatening and or further torturing or detaining their clients in connection with this case
They also demanded an order directing the respondents to release their clients from their
im custody forth with.
The grounds upon which the reliefs were sought was that the two business men were arrested on the 13th and 14th of this month by men of the police force intelligence unit and were taken to A Division Police station Jos and later moved to FCT Abuja and detained in the custody of DCP Olatunji Disu Officer in charge of Police Intelligence Response Team.
The two businessmen were arrested based on the complaint of the Chuangyue Industrial Nig LTD and Chen Taohong to the Police Intelligence Response Team IRT.
Counsel to the complainants Gyang Zi who filled the suit at the Jos high court, describes the conduct of the respondents against his clients as a violation of the provision of chapter IV of the constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.
Gyang Zi argued that the detention of his clients has violated their fundamental rights before the eyes of the law.
According to reports gathered by Daily Independent Ellipse Industries Limited and Chuangyue Industrial Nig LTD and Chen Taohong had joint venture agreement which Ellipse Industries Limited is entitled to thirty percent of mined products while Chuangyue Industrial Nig LTD is entitled to 70 percent, but the venture agreement between the parties in dispute later became a subject of misunderstanding leading to the 4th and 5th defendants business partners engaging the men of the Nigeria Police to arrest and detain the applicants.