An FCT High Court Maitama, Abuja, on Friday admitted one Hamidu Abuh, to N10 million bail.
Abuh has been in detention for one year over an unknown offence.
The vacation judge, Peter Affen, in his ruling granted Abuh bail under section 32(1),(2) and section 159 (2) (3) of the Administration of Criminal Justices Act, 2015.
Affen said that the law does not allow the detention of any person more than 24 hours without being brought to court for arraignment.
He held that the court served the police an order to produce the suspect to court on Aug. 23 or show cause why they cannot bring him, but they failed to comply with that order.
However, Affen, ordered Abuh to produce a reasonable surety in like sum
The judge also ordered that the surety must be a civil servant not below GL10 and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
Abuh of Kogi State, who resides in Kubwa, Abuja, filed a suit of Breach of fundamental rights against the police for arresting and detaining him since July 17, 2018 till date for an undisclosed allegation.
Earlier, Mr Owobi Alexander, Counsel to Abuh, made an oral application for the bail of the applicant, citing Section 32(1)(2) and section 159 (2) (3) of the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act.
Amufu prayed the court to use its discretion to admit the applicant bail in libera terms.
edited by Sadiya Hamza
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