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I was dehumanised by prisons officials, Fayose tells court

Ado-Ekiti – A former governor of  Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose,  on Monday told a Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti  that he was dehumanised by officials of the Nigerian Prison Service while he was  arraigned for alleged fraud by the EFCC.

Fayose  spoke while testifying in a  suit he instituted at the court over alleged infringement on his fundamental human rights.

The former governor, who  told the court that he was driven by  prisons officials  from Ikoyi Prison  to Ado-Ekiti in his boxer underpants, listed the Comptroller General of Prisons as a defendant in the suit.

Claiming  he was dehumanised, Fayose  said he was compelled  to travel inspite of the  bad condition of  his health as well as his status as a  former governor.

The plaintiff, who was represented by  Mr Owoseni Ajayi, also said the prisons  authorities refused to grant him bail after he  met the conditions granted him by Justice Tijani Abubakar.

Ajayi, however, sought an adjournment from the court to enable him present his  witnesses.

The defence counsel, Mr A. Foelong,  did not oppose the application for adjournment by Ajayi.

The trial judge, Justice Adamu Hobon, granted the application of Ajayi and  adjourned the case till May 30 for further hearing.(NAN)


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