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News: Ex-sex worker accuses Kogi judge of illegal detention, intimidation

News: Ex-sex worker accuses Kogi judge of illegal detention, intimidation

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A repentant commercial sex worker in Lokoja, Kogi State, Miss Halimat Abdullahi has accused the Felele Area Court Judge, Lokoja, Kogi State, Justice Sani Momoh of trampling on her right to fair hearing.

BLUE VOICE RADIO gathered that the ex commercial sex worker was detained under the instruction of one Engineer Dada, owner of the hotel where she once lodged before she quit her business

It was learnt that the ex-sex worker was not arraigned in court but detained on the order of Engineer Dada because of his personal relationship with the area Court judge.

Narrating her ordeal to DAILY POST on Thursday, the plaintiff claimed the first accused used his friend, the Felele area court, to bully her, by detaining her with verbal statement without any arraignment.

She said it took the intervention of a good Samaritan who drew the attention of a human rights group, ‘Peoples Advocate’ based in Lokoja to secure her bail.

The group petitioned the Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah and the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga, for the arbitrary detention.

According to miss Abdullahi, the engineer was not happy she was leaving her hotel and the business.

“Engineer Dada owns the Hotel where I was lodging for survival and at a point I felt I had to quit the commercial sex business so I traveled and had some money with which I decided to rent my own apartment with a shop for selling drinks.

“I approached him to let him know about my plans; he, however, requested that I should tarry for sometime.

“Since I told him, he has not been happy with me. So, he told me to my face that it is either I continue with the business by staying in his hotel or he will frustrate my life.

“I thought he was joking, not until when I was detained for three days.”

It was gathered that a lawyer secured the bail of Mrs Abdullahi.

Meanwhile, the human right group that secured her release from detention is calling for the transfer of the Judge in Area Court, Felele, for allegedly using his position to intimidate the plaintiff.

The group also called on the Chief Judge to apart from transferring him, carry out a thorough investigation into his activities.

Effort to speak with Dada and the judge, Sani Momoh proved abortive as of the time of filing this report as none of them responded to text messages and calls put across to them.

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