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Kpokpogri Drags Tonto Dikeh, DSS To Court, Demands N10bn, Apology

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Prince Joseph Kpokpogri, former lover to Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has sued his ex-girlfriend and the Department of State Service(DSS) for allegedly infringing on his basic human rights. 

Kpokpogri asked the Federal high court in Abuja where the suit was filed to stop the DSS from inviting him. 

He is also demanding that Tonto pay him a sum of 10 billion naira as compensation for the emotional and mental trauma he has undergone due to the DSS invitations. 

Full details of the suit read: 

“A declaration that the invitation extended to the applicant through a telephone call and a text message on Thursday, 16th September 2021 by FCT Command of the Department of State Services (DSS) with the office at No. 7, Gamal Abdel-Nasser Street, Off Julius Nyerere Crescent, Near Kapital Klub and Apartments, Asokoro, FCT-Abuja being under the supervision and control of the 1st Respondent in connection with an estranged romantic relationship between the Applicant and 2nd Respondent which the 1st Respondent knows is civil in nature contravenes Sections 34, 35 and 41 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Articles 4, 5, 6 and 12 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act Cap A9, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 which guarantee the Applicant’s fundamental rights to dignity of the human person, personal liberty and freedom of movement and same is unwarranted, illegal, unconstitutional, null and void. 

“An order perpetually restraining the 1st Respondent (Director-General of DSS) acting either by himself or through his agents, officers, and representatives from further inviting, pestering, harassing and intimidating the Applicant by way of telephone calls, text messages or letters asking the Applicant to report at FCT Command of the Department of State Services (DSS) with the office at No. 7, Gamal Abdel-Nasser Street, Off Julius Nyerere Crescent, Near Kapital Klub and Apartments, Asokoro, FCT-Abuja or any other location whether within or outside the Federal Capital Territory Abuja in connection with an estranged romantic relationship between the Applicant and 2nd Respondent which the 1st Respondent knows is civil in nature. 

”That I verily believe that the Respondents herein will not stop conniving to put me in harm’s way through unwarranted, illegal, and unconstitutional arrest and detention unless they are restrained by this Honourable Court”. 

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