The Department of State Services (DSS) has admitted that it was the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (Glory Dome), Abuja, which known as for the arrest of 5 human rights activists who wore the #BuhariMustGo T-Shirts to its church service final Sunday.
This is simply because the whereabouts of the activists stay unknown with the DSS and the Dunamis Church refusing to take duty for the arrest and detention of the activists.
SaharaReporters learnt that the DSS and the church had first each denied arresting and detaining the human rights activists.
The worshippers had been harassed and manhandled by the DSS officers and in addition denied meals or sleep since Sunday within the DSS custody, SaharaReporters additional learnt.
SaharaReporters learnt on Tuesday that the DSS had admitted that the Dunamis church known as them to remove the “suspects.”
“About 48 hours after illegal arrest and detention by Dunamis church, we don’t know the whereabouts of these #BuhariMustGo activists,” one of many sources mentioned.
“The DSS has admitted that it was Pastor Enenche who called them.
Earlier, the FCT command of the DSS as well as the headquarters had both denied being in custody of five activists arrested by Dunamis church security.
“At a meeting with Pastor Paul Enenche yesterday, the pastor told Omoyele Sowore and Deji Adeyanju that the five activists were with DSS. However, the DSS vehemently denied holding the five activists.
“Meanwhile no one has heard from the activists since Sunday when church security attacked them and detained them in the church premises. Their phones have since been switched off,” a supply revealed.
“Two of them are said to be detained at the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad section of the state police command,” another source stated.
SaharaReporters had on Sunday reported that about ten activists went to the church on Sunday morning to worship at the church but some of them were surprisingly rounded up and arrested by the church security guards who later handed them over to the DSS operatives.
Five of the activists were whisked away in a Hilux van and two powerbikes.
SaharaReporters learnt on Tuesday that the state director of the DSS in the FCT was behind the detention of the activists.
“The 5 activists arrested at Dunamis are being detained by DSS director of FCT. They have been disadvantaged of meals and sleep since arrest,” a prime supply revealed.
The activists had been manhandled and crushed by the DSS operatives on the church premises, who additionally seized their cellphones.
Human rights activists, Omoyele Sowore and Deji Adeyanju, had met with Enenche over the arrest of the activists.
While clarifying the matter, Sowore mentioned the pastor denied claims by some individuals that the activists had been making an attempt to disrupt the church service.
“We are adults and if we’re uninterested in the system and we are saying the system should collapse, it’s our proper to specific ourselves freely. I informed the pastor when he mentioned he was not glad when the activists had been making an attempt to protest throughout the premises that with the way in which issues are occurring, an increasing number of individuals shall be sporting #BuhariMustGo T-shirts to the church as a result of individuals are uninterested in Buhari regime.
“We have a respectable agreement and some disagreements over this issue but what is important to me and why I don’t want to drag this for too long is the release of these individuals from detention.
“We are going to attend until night as a result of we requested that they need to be launched in the present day (Monday). Nobody is aware of their whereabouts. We do not know whether or not they have been fed or they’ve been tortured,” Sowore had mentioned.