The Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and Delta State Police Commissioner (COP) from arresting or detaining ex-Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the order in suit FHC/ABJ/CS/1267/2020, following Gbagi’s ex parte application for the enforcement of his fundamental rights.
Gbagi’s application followed the controversy generated by the September 18 stripping of four employees of his hotel in Asaba over alleged missing money.
The court also granted Gbagi leave to serve the originating processes and all other subsequent processes in the suit on the COP by substituted means.
The judge ruled the IGP and the COP, who are first and second respondents, “are at liberty if they wish to file their response jointly and/or severally within 14 days.” He adjourned till October 16 for hearing.
The Delta State Police Command had early today declared a former Minister of State for Education, Kenneth Gbagi wanted over the alleged assault of some workers at his Signatious Hotel.
Gbagi, who is the chairman of the hotel, had allegedly ordered that four of his workers – three women and a man – be stripped naked while their nudes were filmed and the snapshots sent online.
The state police command said the declaration was important as it had summoned the former minister over the allegations but he refused to surrender himself upon invitation.
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