Embarrassed Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Rickey Tarfa, in a bid to save face has sued telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, for the alleged violation of his right to privacy. Recall that MTN co operated with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC to bring out call records between Ricky Terfa and a judge presiding over a case he was defending on which led to money being exchanged and Ricky Terfa winning the case at the end of the day.
Well, Tarfa is seeking a court declaration that his right to privacy was violated when the call records/log on his phone with mobile number 08034600000 was allegedly accessed without his authority and made available to Sahara Reporters and other online news media without any reasonable cause or a lawful court order. But am sure Ricky Terfa being a SAN knows that his suit doesn’t hold water, it is just a ploy to buy time as the EFCC can go to any length during investigation.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on February 5 arrested Tarfa and confiscated his two mobile phones and his Mercedez Benz SUV with Registration No. KJA 700 CG, on the allegation that Tarfa hid two alleged suspects of economic and financial crimes in his car to prevent their arrest.
Joined as respondents in Tarfa’s second fundamental rights enforcement suit are the EFCC, its Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, Mrs. Rashidatou Abdou and Mr. Femi Falana (SAN).
He is urging the court to order the respondents to pay him N5bn for the alleged violation of his rights.