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Simon Mamoh Sue Malaysian Government To Court Over Unlawful Detention

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Simon Mamoh, a Nigerian, has filed a case for N406 million against Khairul Daud, the director-general of the Malaysian immigration department, and three other individuals for what he claims to be illegal detention and deportation.

According to Mamoh, the immigration office in his country held him against his will for 40 days before deciding to have him deported from Malaysia to Nigeria, according to The Voice of Nigeria (VON).

Simon Mamoh specified the forms of compensation he was requesting in the civil action he filed in the High Court of Shah Alam on January 10, 2023, including RM2 million in general damages at a rate of RM50,000 for each day of his unlawful incarceration, from March 15, 2021, until his release on April 23, 2021.

According to a local Malaysian web forum, Simon Mamoh is also asking for exceptional damages totaling RM1 million, special damages totaling RM3,925.31, and RM1 million in damages for pain, suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish.

His overall demand therefore amounts to around N406 million (current exchange rate).

The Director-General of the Immigration Department, the Director-General of the Malaysian Prison Department, the Home Minister, and the Government of Malaysia are named as respondents in the civil complaint.

The case management at the High Court in Shah Alam is scheduled for February 9, 2022, according to the VON report.



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