Justice I. N. Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has dismissed a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by one Chief John Njoku of Jonco Pharmaceutical Company against the Inspector-General of Police and Commissioner of Police PSFU; CP. Anyasinti Josephine Nneka.
The affected officers are those who investigated a case of fraudulent diversion/conversion valued at Two Hundred and Twenty-Three Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ninety-Six US Dollars and Fifteen Cents ($223,896.15).
The case was reported by Gujarat Ligui Pharmaceuticals; a company based in India.
The court concluded that the application of Chief John Njoku is without merit also awarded a cost of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000.00) against the Applicant.
The fundamental rights suit is in furtherance to the arrest of Chief John Njoku by PSFU for offences bordering on fraudulent conversion/diversion of drugs worth Two Hundred and Twenty-Three Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ninety-Six US Dollars and Fifteen Cents ($223,896.15) supplied to his company for distribution/sale by Gujarat Ligui Pharmacaps of India.
Chief John Njoku initially claimed the products expired before landing at the ports but later retracted to blame bad economy and rise in United States Dollar for his inability to remit the proceeds of sale of the products to his Indian partner.
The case was strucked out for “want of diligent prosecution.”