Court Upholds Suit Agaist Immigration Cancellation

 - Immigration News Update

Following the cancelation of the Nigeria immigration aptitude tests by the president Mr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Four (4) applicants has gone to court acting as representatives of all the applicants that paid One Thousand Naira N1000. 00 each for the Nigeria Immigration of which over Twenty Six (26) persons lost their lives claiming the intended recruitment was done to defraud the poor.

The Four people on Thursday filed a suit at before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, against the Federal Government, the Minister of Interior and four others praying the court to declare that the conduct or the execution of the recruitment exercise was illegal, unwarranted and violated the applicants’ fundamental rights to life.

The plaintiffs, who filed the suit at the registry of the court, brought the application under Sections 33, 34 and 44 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, and the equivalent articles of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights Act.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,  Ministry of Interior, Nigeria Immigration Service and its  Controller- General, David Shikfu Parradang are among those joined on the suit.

Charles Ugwuonye, Friday Danlami, Chinedu Onwuka and Samson Ojo are the applicants who  through their counsel, Emeka Ugwuonye, among other things, want the court to declare the recruitment exercise illegal and restrain the NIS from spending the money realised from the recruitment exercise.

They also want the court to order the respondents to pay the sum of N1 million to each applicant and N50 million to deceased applicants as general damages and also refund the recruitment money to the applicants.

They also want the court to declare that the Nigeria Immigration 2014 recruitment exercise was carried out in a manner that was engineered by greed and corrupt motives and without any plan to give the applicants employment opportunities.

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