FALSE IMPRISONMENT: Ingredients which a plaintiﬀ must establish to succeed in an action for false imprisonment
"In the instant case, in order for the respondent to establish tort of false imprisonment, the following elements must be conjunctively established:
1. He was arrested;
2. His arrest was without reasonable and/or probable cause;
3. He was detained for some considerable length of time as a result of his arrest; and
4. The defendant was responsible for his arrest or set the law in motion against him.
That is, the defendant instigated his arrest. See Okonkwo v. Ogbogu (1996) 5 NWLR (Pt. 449) 420; Okeke v. Igboeri (2010) LPELR-4712 and Arab Contractors (C. A. O.) Nig. Ltd. v. Gillian Umanah (2012) LPELR-7927."
Per OREDOLA, J.C.A.IN OMUMA MICRO-FINANCE BANK NIG. LTD v. OJINNAKA CITATION: (2018) LPELR-43988(CA)