Despite Court Order, Defiant Department Of State Services Files Charges Against Five Activists Arrested At Dunamis Church

Despite a launch order from the Federal High Court, the Department of State Services has filed expenses at a Magistrate Court in Abuja towards the 5 activists arrested on the Dunamis International Gospel Centre for carrying #BuhariMustGo T-shirts.

SaharaReporters had on Monday reported that Justice Anwuli Chikere of Federal High Court whereas ruling on the ex parte movement filed ordered the DSS to instantly launch the activists from detention.

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The DSS had been thereafter served the courtroom order by the courtroom bailiff identical day.

But the DSS claimed ignorance of the courtroom order and hurriedly filed expenses bordering on public disturbance towards the younger Nigerians earlier than a Magistrate Court, Mpape in accordance with a courtroom doc sighted by SaharaReporters on Wednesday.

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The activists will likely be arraigned earlier than the courtroom immediately.

It was gathered that the activists had been on Monday secretly taken to the identical Magistrate Court to safe a remand order to additional detain them with out the information of their lawyer.

The activists particularly; Ben Mannaseh, Emmanuel Larry, Victor Udoka Anene, a blind Saxophonist, Samuel Gabriel Iwatonaiye and Henry Nwodohave have spent 25 days in unlawful detention.

Iwatonaiye, a blind Saxophonist, one of many detained activists, was mentioned to have fallen ailing in custody and had not been given medical consideration.

The state of affairs is giving their households and family a severe concern.

The activists by way of their lawyer had sued the Director-General of the DSS, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Senior Pastor of the church, Paul Enenche, over their unlawful arrest, detention and violation of their rights. 

Two days after the arrest of the worshippers, human rights’ activists, Omoyele Sowore and Deji Adeyanju accompanied by their lawyer, Abubakar Marshal, had met with the Senior Pastor of the church to demand for his or her launch.

The pastor was mentioned to have confirmed that the arrest was made by DSS and absolved the church from the whole situation. He additionally mentioned he had been in contact with the DSS officers to get the younger Nigerians launched.

But unfolding occasions had confirmed that the church safety and Enenche masterminded the arrest and torture earlier than handing them over to DSS.

SaharaReporters had reported how some members of the civil society group who went to the church to protest and demand for the discharge of the activists had been harassed by overzealous policemen and church safety resulting in the arrest of two journalists from Punch Newspaper and Roots TV.

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Despite Court Order, Defiant Department Of State Services Files Charges Against Five Activists Arrested At Dunamis Church

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