A Nigerian, Simon Mamoh, has sued the Director General of the Malaysian Immigration Department, Khairul Dzaimee Daud and three other N406 million for allegedly illegal detention and deportation.

Mamoh has alleged that the country’s immigration department illegally detained him for 40 days before ordering him deported from Malaysia to Nigeria.

In the civil suit filed in the Shah Alam High Court on January 10, Mamoh listed the types of compensation he is seeking, including RM2 million in general damages at the rate of RM50,000 for each day of his unlawful detention. from March 15, 2021, until its release on April 23, 2021.

It is also seeking RM1 million in damages for pain, suffering, emotional distress and mental anguish, exemplary damages totaling RM1 million and special damages of RM3,925.31, all totaling N406 million (current exchange rates).

The four defendants are the Director General of the Immigration Department, the Director General of the Malaysian Department of Prisons, the Home Minister and the Malaysian Government.

The lawsuit is scheduled for case management at the Shah Alam High Court on February 9.

PUNCH attempted to contact the Immigration department via email for comment, but has not yet received a response as of press time.

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