The Department of State Services, DSS, had served notice on Thursday evening that it was appealing the Lagos Federal High Court judgment awarding N50 million damages to former CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido according to a Vanguard report.
Deputy Director, Public Relations of DSS, Marilyn Ogar, confirmed the decision of the security agency to Vanguard.
“We are appealing the judgment immediately,” Ogar said but did not give details.
Earlier, the Police had said that they would not comment on it until it got the certified true copy of the verdict.
Force PRO, Mr Frank Mbah, said that the force was unaware of the judgment as at press time.
The Suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, had earlier in the day secured a major victory in his legal battle against the Federal Government as a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, declared as unlawful, his arrest and seizure of his international passport on February 20.
The court in a judgment delivered by Justice Ibrahim Buba on the suit filed by Sanusi for the enforcement of his fundamental rights also awarded him N50 million as damages. The court further ordered the Federal Government to tender a public apology to him.
Respondents in the suit were the Attorney-General of the Federation, Inspector-General of Police and Department of State Services, DSS.