The People's Democratic Party, Imo state chapter, New Media Director General, Ambrose Nwaogwugwu today, 19th June, 2020, appeared before an Owerri Magistrate Court for the 2nd time in a suit filed by the State Department of State Security Services, DSS, over a case of defamation, Cyber-stalking and terrorism between Ambrose Nwaogwugwu and Imo Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice.
Ambrose, 29 years got himself in trouble when charged by the Director of Public Prosecutions, ministry of justice, Owerri, Imo State on 7 count charges for writing all sorts of things against the new administration in Imo State and Governor Hope Uzodinma, which they deemed inciteful, capable of breaching public peace, order and security . He was invited by the DSS on May 28, 2020 after they had secured a 7 day remand order. He was then detained, brought to court on the 5th of June and the case adjourned to June 19, 2020 for the hearing of bail application brought by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawyers.
PDP, IfeanyiCy blog learnt mobilised lawyers led by Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ikenna Ahamba, chamber to enforce Ambrose Nwaogwugwu's fundamental human rights against the DSS in an Owerri Federal High Court, as well as seek a compensation of 50 million naira.
That case, Ambrose vs DSS first brought to Federal High Court on the 15th of July was equally adjourned to June 22, 2020.
A concerned Imolites, Mr Jeff Uzor, advising the Peoples Democratic Party on his social media handle, said:
"Though I have not read the entire document but from briefs, they "his representation" believe his constitutional rights was violated when DSS acting in a capacity they are not supposed to act, arrested him for charges that were brought to a court that is not of competent jurisdiction. Well the purpose of this post is not to argue "constitutional law" but to think outside the box so stay with me."
With a captain "A GOOD LAWYER", Mr Jeff Continued.
"In a few hours, Ambrose Nwaogwugwu will appear before a Magistrate for his case. I have said on several threads, that he needs a good lawyer.
Not too long ago, a certain individual had issues with his employer, he was fired for alleged theft and the company was going to press criminal charges. He believed he was innocent and sought the services of a lawyer. His lawyer agreed with him that he is innocent and decided they will go to trial. The same individual met his bossom friend days later who is versatile in law, after telling him all that transpired, the friend suggested that he make peace with the company. The friend acting as a mediator got the company to drop the charges. On the court date, his lawyer was furious, saying that he shouldn't have made peace because this is a case they were sure to win. Any way, when the case was called, the prosecutor told the Judge that they won't move forward with the case and a "Nolle Prosequi" was entered, the case was closed.
Ambrose is the director general PDP new media and he got in trouble writing all sorts of things against the new administration in Imo State. He was invited by the DSS on May 28, 2020 after they had secured a 7 day remand order. He was then detained, brought to court and the case adjourned to June 19, 2020.
Until very recently, I heard that Ambrose has taken the DSS to court for violating his constitutional rights and seek a compensation of 50 million naira. That case, Ambrose vs DSS is to be heard on June 22, 2020. Though I have not read the entire document but from briefs, they "his representation" believe his constitutional rights was violated when DSS acting in a capacity they are not supposed to act, arrested him for charges that were brought to a court that is not of competent jurisdiction. Well the purpose of this post is not to argue "constitutional law" but to think outside the box so stay with me.
The case "Attorney of Imo State vs Nwaogwugwu Ambrose" is being handled by professionals so why did they charge him in a court that is not competent to hear the case? Why did they bring "terrorism" charges while totally ignoring the more serious "libelous" charge(that piece about the woman.......first lady bla bla bla)? Are they doing this by design? Or is it a genuine oversight? This is Nigeria, and folks can be "dangerously intelligent". Why are the lawyers representing Ambrose in a hurry to file for damages? What if, the state knows that the court is not competent but yet used that apparatus to stretch the number of days he will be legally detained, what if today they apply that the case be moved to a court of competent jurisdiction why still remanding him in prison? Thereby invalidating his prior bail application and or requests for a dismissal in the lower courts. Don't act like you don't know it is Nigeria were uncommon things are very common.
What if after all is said and done they file a lawsuit against the PDP and Ambrose Nwaogwugwu for "libel"? What if they seek 1 billion Naira in damages, considering the governor's status do you think that is too much to ask? What if there is a way to settle all of this out of court?
I have no doubt that Ambrose Nwaogwugwu has the best representation, what am yet to see, is if he has "A GOOD LAWYER"
#uchegidikwaya, "he concluded.
At the rescheduled hearing today, the Owerri Magistrate Court again adjourned till 10th of July, 2020 on the bail application by the the combined team of Ambrose Nwaogwugwu and PDP lawyers.
While Ambrose remains under the custody of State Security Services, DSS.
IfeanyiCy Njoku writes from Owerri
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