A movie director and cinematographer, Priye Amachree, arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged hyperlinks with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and three not too long ago detained Israeli filmmakers has been prevented from seeing his relations, two weeks after his arrest.
According to People’s Gazette, his youthful brother, Tubonimi Amachree, mentioned he travelled to Abuja upon getting the data of his brother’s arrest however he was denied entry by the DSS.
“I stayed there in Abuja for one week and was going to their office to see my brother but they refused to let me see him.
“I even went with a lawyer yet they refused and demanded I write a letter to the director of SSS, requesting to see my brother which they say would take two weeks before my letter will be responded to,” he acknowledged.
A duplicate of the letter addressed to the DSS Director-General signed by Tubonimi revealed the letter was obtained by an official of the company merely recognized as Mrs Sarah on August 4.
The letter appealed to the key police boss to grant the household permission to see their son.
Tubonimi requested well-meaning Nigerians to assist demand the discharge of his brother in addition to permit the filmmaker to have entry to his household.
SaharaReporters had reported that Amachree, who’s a Director at HomeBase Media in Jos, the Plateau State capital, was picked up by the key police round 4.30pm on July 28 on Oshikomaya Street, off CMD Road in Lagos.
“Amachree was linked to the Israelis that were arrested, detained and recently released by the DSS but till date, no one seems to know where he was taken,” a supply had mentioned.
SaharaReporters additionally leant that Amachree assisted the Israelis as a tour information and organized logistics for them throughout their go to to Nigeria.
Meanwhile, in response to data on Amachree on his LinkedIn web page, his firm “provides multimedia solutions ranging from documentary production, animation, TV /Radio production, Design + print”.
“We produce and plan your media project,” it added.
SaharaReporters had reported how three Israeli filmmakers had been arrested by the DSS for alleged hyperlinks with IPOB.
The Israelis, Rudy Rochman, a Zionist activist; Noam Leibman, filmmaker, and David Benaym, French-Israeli journalist, had been mentioned to be arrested on July 9 after they visited Ogidi village within the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state.
They had been mentioned to have left Ben Gurion Airport, Israel, on July 5 and arrived in Nigeria the next day to movie a documentary titled, ‘We Were Never Lost’, which seeks to discover Jewish communities in African nations similar to Kenya, Madagascar, Uganda, and Nigeria.
The Israeli filmmakers had been launched on Friday, July 30 after spending 20 days within the custody of the DSS in Abuja.
It was learnt that they had been launched after investigation confirmed that they had no hyperlink with members of IPOB, whose chief, Nnamdi Kanu, is presently standing trial for fees together with terrorism and treasonable felony.