Emmanuel Odaudu, a former soldier, has dragged the Nigerian Army to court over his continuous unlawful detention, a report by SaharaReporters has shown.
In the suit filed by his lawyer, Abubakar Marshal of the Falana & Falana Chambers at the Federal High Court, Emmanuel is seeking a declaration that his arrest and subsequent detention on June 12, 2020 without warrant of arrest is illegal inter alia.
SaharaReporters had reported how the former soldier was detained at the Nigerian Military Special Investigation Bureau underground cell in Abuja for several months over an old Facebook video.
It was learnt that his ordeal started when he was in the army.
Emmanuel was said to have posted on social media short videos of himself rapping while in uniform.
The videos, some of which went viral, reportedly infuriated the military authorities, leading to his arrest and detention for three months.
Emmanuel’s mother, Mrs Helen Odaudu said her son was later released, but told he would be redeployed to Maiduguri over the matter.