The Nigerian Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) have been ordered by a Federal High Court in Lagos to restrain from harassing or arresting the suspended Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, Mallam Sanusi Lamido.
Sanusi had his passport confiscated on the 20th of February, 2014 upon his arrival in Nigeria just hours after President Goodluck Jonathan had suspended him as governor of the apex bank. That passport will have to be released to Sanusi as the court has ordered the DSS to do son. Upon his arrival at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Sanusi was briefly detained before being released.
The court has also awarded the former CBN boss a whopping N50million Naira in exemplary damages.
In separate suits, Sanusi had challenged his suspension and also requested for enforcement of his fundamental human rights as written in the constitution.