Nicholas Ashinze, a former aide to ex-National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, on Tuesday dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC, before an Abuja High Court, demanding a N500m compensation over his illegal detention.
Ashinze, a serving army colonel had through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome instituted a fundamental rights suit against the EFCC, the Chief of Army Staff and the Nigerian Army.
He prayed the Justice Yusuf Halilu-led court to issue an order declaring his arrest and detention by the anti-graft agency since December 23, as unlawful and also to issue an order preventing his re-arrest.
The former Dasuki aide in his suit also sought court order for his immediate release from custody of the EFCC and a N500m compensation.
Ashinze urged the court to grant him bail on self-recognition, since the other parties to the matter were not present during sitting.
The judge, however, adjourned the matter to March 14.