By Danjuma Aliyu
Innocent Chukwuma, chairman of Innoson Vehicles, who was arrested by Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission last year has sued the agency.
The suit, filed at the Enugu high court is seeking 200 Billion Naira for defamation, malicious falsehood and unlawful imprisonment.
Innoson vehicle is the first indigenous car manufacturer in Nigeria.
On December 19, the Innoson boss, was arrested by the capital market and insurance fraud unit of the EFCC.
Innoson stated at the time that it had not received any invitation from the anti-corruption agency led by a corrupt Deputy Police Commissioner called Ibrahim Mustafa Magu.
“Innoson is a public figure and a well-known industrialist of international repute. There is no how he would ignore or refuse to honour it,” a spokesperson for Chief Chukwuma said in a statement.
“Chief Innocent Chuckwuma (OFR) and Innoson Nigeria Ltd are claiming against EFCC. N30 Billion exemplary damages; N30 Billion for assault and battery; N30 Billion for false imprisonment; N40 Billion for injury to feelings -mental pains and anxiety arising from malicious falsehood and or defamatory publications of the defendants against the plaintiffs; N50 Billion for injury to plantiff’s; N50 Billion for injury to plaintiff’s reputation arising from the said publications; N20 Billion for general damages.