Earlier, in a letter to his counsel Abdulkarim Kana dated January 25, 2016, Adeka said the decision for withdrawal was informed to give room for the new military authorities to address the issue of his early retirement administratively. Adeka had sued the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Army Council, the Chief of Army Staff, the Military Secretary, and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) demanding the sum of N786 million in damages over the violation of his fundamental rights and desecration of his rank as first class officer of the Nigerian Army. In withdrawing the claims, he said the original aim of the suit was not for the federal government to pay him the amount, but to “checkmate untamed reckless impunity that characterized the previous regime in its abuse of the military element of power.” He said he sent seven letters to the authorities before going to court, maintaining that he would never have gone to court if he got a reply whether favourable or not. Adeka’s ordeal started when he was accused of treasonable felony following a military intelligence report. He was subsequently detained and prosecuted for four years and one month from 2004 before he was discharged by a Federal High Court, Lagos in 2008. He was in December 2013 sent on compulsory retirement. In his motion, he is seeking a declaration that his retirement violated the Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service (HTACOS-2012) of the Armed Forces and was wrongful, unlawful, invalid and ultra vires hence null and void. Adeka said he had been studying for a PhD in Computer Engineering, specialising in ‘Cryptography and Communications Security’ at the University of Bradford in the UK since leaving the army.]]>

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