Despite Court Order In 2017, DSS Yet To Release ABU Student Arrested In 2014

Family and pals of Isa Umar have referred to as on the Department of State Services to launch their son.

Umar was arrested on November 26, 2014 on suspicion of terrorism. He was picked up by unidentified troopers at his household’s compound and handed over to the DSS.

His childhood good friend, Anas Adamu, mentioned the household sued the Federal Government over the illegal detention of their son and the court docket on March 7, 2017, ordered his quick launch and the cost of N1m as tremendous and N50,000 as compensation however the DSS didn’t comply. 

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A replica of the judgment delivered by Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Kaduna, which was seen by SaharaReporters said that the arrest and torture of Umar contravened Section 34, 35 and 36 of the structure.

Justice Nwite then declared that the act of the respondent (DSS) detaining the applicant (Aliyu) of their custody for 2 years with out charging him to any court docket of competent jurisdiction was unconstitutional and in contradiction of Nigeria’s enabling legal guidelines.

Adamu mentioned regardless of the judgement, the DSS had refused to launch Umar and referred to as on Nigerians to intervene as his dad and mom had been completely depressed and traumatised.

He mentioned, “Isa Umar is a childhood good friend of mine. We attended the identical major faculty in Samaru (Ibrahim memorial Academy) earlier than my dad eliminated and transferred me to ABU Staff School the place I wrote my frequent entrance and obtained admission into Demonstration Secondary School, ABU Main campus, Zaria.

“We had been opportune to safe admission into our college of alternative – Ahmadu Bello University in the identical yr 2011. While I used to be admitted to review Engineering, Isa Umar was provided Library and Information Science. His research proceeded easily till his IT when the incident occurred.

“One day, he informed me to accompany him to a college inside Samaru to go and conduct oral exams for the grownup college students (principally married girls) within the month of Ramadan round 2014 however I can not recall the precise date.

“I awoke the subsequent morning solely to listen to that Isa Umar was arrested in his home at evening by the DSS they usually additionally arrested a few of his pals that slept in a mosque (Khalid bin Walid Masjid) close to his household home as a result of Isa Umar was additionally a part of the mosque committee and use to show a few of his college students within the mosque.

“After ten days of detention, Isa Umar and co had been all launched with out cost. He returned to Zaria and faculty. After just a few months, some officers from DSS raided his home at evening on the 26th of November, 2014, and took Isa Umar away.

“Isa Umar is the final born in his household which made his mum and pa in bitter sorrow and agony. His mum is completely depressed and traumatized. In 2017, a court docket ordered his launch and likewise ordered some cash to be given to them as damages however neither the cash was given to him as damages nor was he launched from custody.

“I’ve a full assurance that if in any respect he was not kidnapped from the onset, Isa may have graduated with a wonderful consequence. He was in 300L with only a yr left to graduate from the celebrated Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and perhaps by now he might need been pursuing his PhD overseas or in any of our Nigerian universities.

“I ask Almighty Allah in His infinite mercy to return him back to his family peacefully. I call on the office of the President, the President of the Senate and the Director of SSS and all the relevant authorities to check on the affairs of this innocent patriotic Nigerian student that is forgotten in DSS custody to do justice for him and release him back to his community and his family.”

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Despite Court Order In 2017, DSS Yet To Release ABU Student Arrested In 2014

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