The Federal High Court, sitting in Jos, the Plateau State capital, on Thursday, threw out a N1.25 billion damages suit filed by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, against the former Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Idris Ibrahim, and the Economic And Financial Crime Commission, EFCC.
Okorocha filed the suit against the IGP and EFCC, in November 2018, for allegedly invading and ransacking his house, in Jos.
Delivering the judgment, Justice Musa Kurya dismissed Okorocha’s application, for lacking in merit.
“Even though there was no record of how the search warrant was obtained, a search warrant, dated May 3, 2017, from a Magistrate, has been attached as exhibit before this court.
“Whether due process was followed or not at obtaining the search warrant, there is no proof otherwise to its genuineness and the breach of sections 34 – 37 of the UN Human Rights and African Charter.
“Consequently, judgement is hereby entered in favour of the respondents. The applicant’s claims are hereby refused.
“I hereby declare that the application of the applicant lacked merit, and is hereby dismissed, and cost is not awarded to either parties in this suit’’, the Judge declared.