Over alleged illegal and forceful eviction from their quarters, retirees of the agencies under Federal Ministry of Aviation, have instituted a N10.2 billion fundamental rights suit against the agencies, before a Lagos Federal High Court.
The applicants in the suit; Oni Babatunde, Moshood Jimoh, Temitope Tubi, Nwoke Ogbonna, and Bryank Kaduru, and 35 others, are former employees of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA and  Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN.
Respondents in the suit are Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Director-General of NCAA, Director-General FAAN, Director-General of NAMA, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State and Inspector-General of Police.
The applicants, in an originating summons, filed and argued before the court by their counsel, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, are seeking a declaration that their arrest, harassment, detention by the Lagos state Commissioner of Police and IG at the instigation of respondents on August 6, 2016, without any cause of lawful excuse is wrongful, illegal unlawful, unconstitutional, null and void, as it violates their fundamental rights as enshrined under sections 33,34,35 and 36 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The applicants are also seeking for an order compelling the respondents jointly and severally to pay the sum of N10.2 billion for exemplary damages.

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