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)