An officer of the Nigerian Navy, Captain Dada Labinjo, who had been in detention for 15 months since September 2018 without trial, has finally been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] on Monday.
Captain Labinjo was arraigned before Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on two counts bordering on alleged oil bunkering.
Earlier, he had, on August 8, secured victory against the Nigerian Navy over human rights violations in a case filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Jerry Omoroghe.
Justice Chuka Obiozor had ordered that Labinjo be released from detention unconditionally and his confiscated mobile phone returned to him.
The order, however, was ignored by the navy, who continued to hold him in custody till date.