Attack On Fayemi’s Convoy: Afuye, Ekiti State Info Commissioner Faces Terrorism Charges

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June 18, 2014 – Attack On Fayemi’s Convoy: Funminiyi Afuye, Ekiti State Information Commissioner Faces Terrorism Charges

Nigeria’s FG will today arraign the Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Funminiyi Afuye and 11 others before Justice Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Afuye and others are charged with terrorism, in a three-count charge filed by the Police on Monday.

They were arrested over the last violent clash by party supporters in Ekiti, during which a man identified as Peter Akin was killed.

The charge filed in the name of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/118/14 was signed by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Oloye Torugbene.

The government’s decision to arraign the 12 came shortly after Afuye sued the Police in Ekiti State, alleging physical assault on him by Mobile Police Commander, Gabriel Selenkere.

Afuye, in the suit filed before the state High Court in Ado Ekiti, is seeking N1 billion in damages for physical assault on his person and unlawful detention.

The suit was brought pursuant to Order 11 Rules 123 and 5 of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement) Rules 2009 and sections 6, 34, 41 and 46 of the 1999 Constitution.

Charged with Afuye are – Idowu Aladejebi (68 years), Afuye Jide (30), Anisulowo Kayode (46), Azeez Suleiman (19), Ajayi Idowu (18), Babadi Ajayi (35), Abiodun Omoniyi (68), Oyedapo Olaoluwa (29), Sunday Olalere (27), Dapo David (26) and Akinyemi Tayo (25).

[Source: The Nation]