Nigerian Man Sues Malaysia Govt N406m For Unlawful Detention

Mary Ugwuanyi

A Nigerian man identified as Simon Mamoh, has filed a N406 million suit against the Director-General of Malaysia Immigration Department, Khairul Dzaimee Daud, and three others for alleged unlawful detention and deportation.

Mamoh alleges that Malaysian immigration department detained him illegally for 40 days before ordering his deportation from Malaysia to Nigeria.

The Nigerian in a lawsuit filed in the High Court of Shah Alam on January 10, listed the compensations being sought to include RM2 million in general damages at a rate of RM50,000 for each day of his unlawful detention, which lasted from March 15, 2021, till April 23, 2021.

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A local Malaysian online platform, Malaymail, reports that Mamoh is asking for RM1 million in damages for pain, suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish, exemplary damages amounting to RM1 million, and special damages of RM3,925.31, all totaling about N406 million (current exchange rate).

Joined to the suit are four respondents which include the Immigration Department’s director-general, the Malaysia Prison Department director-general, the home minister, and the government of Malaysia.

The High Court in Shah Alam scheduled February 9 for case management.

Source: Punch

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