FIDA Nigeria secures N30 million damages against Dr. Mrs. Marianne Ahmadu Ali for inhumane treatment & infringement of Fundamental Human Rights of Ms. Deborah Longs Nanpon
FIDA Nigeria in total disgust at the inhumane treatment, and infringement of Fundamental Human Rights of Ms. Deborah Longs Nanpon by Dr. Mrs. Marianne Ahmadu Ali, wife of Senator Ahmadu Ali, a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and her Children; FIDA sought to stand in her defence and to enforce the Fundamental Human Rights of Ms. Deborah Longs Nanpon as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As Amended) and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act (Cap 10) Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 (As Amended).
Ms. Deborah Longs Nanpon, a Personal Assistant to Dr. Mrs. Marianne Ahmadu Ali had been physically, verbally and emotionally abused, inhumanely mal treated being locked up in a dog cage for three days without food or water and forced to defecate and urinate on herself in that cage. FIDA totally abhors such which is an absolute infringement of her Basic and Fundamental Human Rights and a breach of the VAPP Act (2015)
FIDA Nigeria therefore on behalf of Ms. Deborah Longs Nanpon filed a matter in court praying for an Order for the Enforcement of her Fundamental Rights seeking ten reliefs against Dr. Mrs. Marianne Ahmadu Ali, Ms. Aisha Ahmadu Ali and Ms. Halima Ahmadu Ali in suit number FCT/HC/CV/1442/2022.
The F.C.T High Court, Kubwa, delivered its Judgment on the 28th March 2023 and the Honourable Justice Akanbi-Yusuf agreed that the Applicant was indeed unlawfully detained and dehumanized. His Lordship proceeded to grant seven out of the ten declaratory reliefs sought and awarded N30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million Naira) damages awarded against Dr. Mrs. Marianne Ahmadu Ali, along with the publication of an apology in This day Newspaper.
FIDA Nigeria is pleased with the outcome of this case and conveys its gratitude to the Honourable Court for the quick resolution of this matter as should be the case.
This serves as a great deterrent to others.
FIDA Nigeria in this case was represented by Fidan Ogechi Abu, a well-respected human rights activist who led the Litigation team