Five #BuhariMustGo protesters who have been arrested and manhandled throughout a Sunday service of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (Glory Dome), Abuja, by the church officers and the Department of State Services have dragged the church and the DSS to courtroom over their unlawful, arrest, detention and violation of their human rights.
SaharaReporters obtained the courtroom papers filed by the activists, bearing their names; Ben Manasseh, Emmanuel Larry, Samuel Gabriel, Anene Victor Udoka, and Henry Nwodo because the candidates.
The activists who went to the church to worship have been arrested for sporting #BuhariMustGo T-shirts on Sunday have been subjected to degrading remedies by the service and never allowed entry to their attorneys and households.
The respondents are: the State Security Service (also referred to as the DSS), the Director-General of the SSS, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Pastor-in-charge of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Pastor Paul Enenche.
The go well with is being heard on the Federal High Court of Nigeria; Abuja judicial division.
In the courtroom paper with go well with No: FHC/ABJ/C5/638/2021 obtained by SaharaReporters on Thursday night time, which was filed on the Federal High Court, the activists accused the DSS of violating their rights by refusing to launch them.
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They are searching for enforcement of their elementary rights to freedom of thought, conscience and faith, freedom of expression, freedom from discrimination and freedom of non-public liberty.
They accused the key police of violating their rights assured below sections 38, 39, 42, of the Nigerian Constitution and Articles 1, 2, 6, 8, & 9 of the African Chartered on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act (CAP A9) Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
SaharaReporters had on Monday reported that the DSS initially denied the whereabouts of the arrested activists, and it was gathered that 24 hours after their arrest, their associates, members of the family and attorneys couldn’t attain them.
The church by means of Pastor Enenche additionally denied that its officers arrested the activists and insisted that DSS operatives carried out the arrest. Enenche disclosed this when the rights activists , Omoyele Sowore and Deji Adeyanju visited him in his workplace on Monday, fifth July 2021.
Among these arrested was a visually impaired individual (Samuel Gabriel Iwatannaye), who can also be a saxophonist.
He was mentioned to have been manhandled and brutalised by the church officers earlier than being handed over to the DSS operatives.