An accelerated hearing of the appeal filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) against the decision of a High Court of Lagos awarding N25 Million in favour of Baba Suwe, has been granted.
The court adjourned to the 18th of October for the hearing of the substantive appeal.
Baba Suwe was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in October 2011 for allegedly ingesting narcotics.
He did not excrete any banned substance after 23 days. Based on this, he approached the High Court of Lagos State by way of application for the enforcement of his fundamental rights claiming in the main that his arrest and detention on suspicion of drug trafficking without trial were unlawful and unconstitutional.
He also asked the court to order the NDLEA to apologise to him in three National newspapers.