Five Activists Arrested From Dunamis Church Spend 28 Days In Cell As Department Of State Services Violates Court Order, Bail Conditions

Five activists arrested on the Dunamis International Gospel Centre for carrying #BuhariMustGo T-shirts by the Department of State Services (DSS) have now spent 28 days in detention as the key police proceed to violate court docket order on their launch.

The DSS which dragged them earlier than a Magistrates’ Court in Mpape final Thursday, additionally refused to permit them to good their bail situations earlier than hurrying them again into detention.

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The activists specifically Ben Mannaseh; Emmanuel Larry; Victor Udoka Anene; a blind Saxophonist, Samuel Gabriel Iwatonaiye and Henry Nwodohave have spent 28 days in unlawful detention.

Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, on Sunday reiterated the unjust incarceration of the activists, calling for his or her rapid launch from detention.

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. Five Activists Arrested From Dunamis Church Spend 28 Days In Cell As Department Of State Services Violates Court Order, Bail Conditions 3

The DSS was thereafter served the court docket order by the court docket bailiff on the identical day.

It had been reported that regardless of a launch order from the Federal High Court, the DSS filed expenses at a decrease Magistrates’ Court in Abuja towards the 5 activists which additionally granted them bail. Five Activists Arrested From Dunamis Church Spend 28 Days In Cell As Department Of State Services Violates Court Order, Bail Conditions 3

Sowore said that the DSS was characteristically identified for violating court docket orders and the decrease Magistrates’ ought to not have heard the matter introduced by the DSS.

He stated, “#FreeDunamis5: On July 4th 2021, five young activists wearing #BuhariMustGo T-shirts attended Dr. Paul Enenche’s Dunamis International Gospel Centre in Abuja, they answered the ‘Altar Call,’ received Holy Communion and left the church peacefully but the Dunamis church security pounced on them, dragged them down to the church security posted, forcefully took over their phones and deleted the footage showing they attended the church and left.

“They proceeded to torture them and then invited the most lawless Nigerian secret service also known as ‘DSS’ to pick them up for indefinite detention. These young activists have been through hell as the DSS denied them access to their lawyers, families and medical care. 

“Last week, a federal judge in Abuja ordered their release from detention, unconditionally but characteristically, the DSS decided to disregard the lawful order of the Federal judge.

“On Thursday the DSS drove them to a lower court, a Magistrates’ court to arraign them for “disorderly conduct.” The Magistrate who should have repudiated DSS’s act of impunity disregarded the pleadings of their lawyer {that a} increased court docket had granted order for launch, as a substitute he ratifies the impunity of the DSS and proceeded to listen to the case, after which granted them bail however the DSS couldn’t await the bail situations to be concluded, they rapidly drove the 5 Dunamis church victims away after harassing journalists on the court docket premises.

“They’ve refused to released them till date. This is the update regarding the Dunamis 5. Victims of collusion between the state and one of Nigeria’s biggest Pentecostal churches! #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo.”

SaharaReporters had reported that Iwatonaiye, a blind saxophonist, one of many detained activists, fell unwell in custody and had not been given medical consideration. Five Activists Arrested From Dunamis Church Spend 28 Days In Cell As Department Of State Services Violates Court Order, Bail Conditions 5

The scenario is giving their households and family members a critical concern.

The activists by means 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, activists, Sowore and Deji Adeyanju accompanied by their lawyer, Abubakar Marshal, met with the Senior Pastor (Enenche) of the church to demand their launch.

The pastor was stated to have confirmed that the arrest was made by DSS and absolved the church of any blame in your entire situation. He additionally stated he had been in contact with the DSS officers to get the younger Nigerians launched.

But unfolding occasions have proven that the church safety officers and Enenche masterminded the arrest and torture of the 5 activists earlier than handing them over to the DSS.

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