Segun Showunmi in Ibadan
The founder of One Love Family, Satguru MaharajJi, has dragged the Commissioner Police in Oyo State, Nwachuckwu Enwowu and two others to Oyo State High Court over alleged infringement on his fundamental rights.
Penpushing reports that Maharaj Ji and four others which include; Mr Segun Adeyeye, Marhadili Igbeledun, Kedienhor Galapoo and Okolo Igbu who are the applicants had on Tuesday, applicants in the suit number N/560/205 approached the court .
The respondents are commissioner of police, deputy commissioner of police in charge of Criminal Investigative Department and Officer in charge of anti-cultism, State Criminal Department( CID), Iyaganku Ibadan.
Penpushing further reports that the applicants are seeking from the court an order to retrain the respondents from infringing the right of the applicants on a matter which is civil by giving the same criminal coloration.
They are seeking an order to restrain the 1st and 2nd respondents from harassing, intimidating, inviting/or being used as agent to dabble into the land matter which was civil in nature, and equally sought that the court restrain respondents, their agents, privies and/or intimidating the applicants pending the determination of the applicants by the respondents.
The applicants also demanded a sum of N50million only as damages for the persistent wrong harassment and intimidation of the applicants by the respondents, while it is recalled that no fewer than four followers of Maharaji were allegedly injured when the MaharajJi village was invaded by some suspected land grabbers.
Penpushing also reports that, the suspected land grabbers were reportedly alleged to be aided by the police who beat and injured some of the followers of MaharajJi working on the farmland, while Maharaji had on July 7, addressed a news conference at his village along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, calling on the intervention of government.
The founder of one love family, called on President Muhamadu Buhari, Governor Seyi Makinde, and the Inspector General of Police, to intervene on the issue before it degenerated to something else as well as get out of hands.