The Department of State Services (DSS) operatives who on the invitation of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja, arrested 5 human rights activists who wore the #BuhariMustGo T-Shirts to church final Sunday, arrested a blind saxophonist among the many victims.
SaharaReporters learnt on Wednesday that the sufferer, recognized as Samuel Gabriel Iwatonaiye, was manhandled by the church officers earlier than being handed over to the DSS operatives.
A supply revealed that “the blind gentleman was arrested for wearing #BuhariMustGo T-shirts.”
“He is a saxophonist and was arrested at Dunamis. The church security handed him over to the DSS after manhandling him,” the supply added.
SaharaReporters had on Tuesday reported that the DSS admitted that it was the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (Glory Dome), Abuja, which known as for the arrest of the 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 because the DSS and the Dunamis Church have continued to shift accountability relating to the arrest and detention of the activists.
SaharaReporters had first revealed how the DSS and the church initially denied arresting and detaining the human rights activists.
The activists had been harassed and manhandled by the DSS officers they usually had additionally been with out meals or sleep since Sunday within the DSS custody, SaharaReporters reported on Tuesday.
SaharaReporters additionally learnt on Tuesday that the DSS admitted that the Dunamis church known as them to remove the “suspects.”
“Meanwhile, no one has heard from the activists since Sunday when church security attacked them and detained them on the church premises. Their phones have since been switched off,” a supply had revealed.
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SaharaReporters on Sunday reported that about ten activists went to the church on Sunday morning to worship on the church however a few of them had been surprisingly rounded up and arrested by the church safety guards who later handed them over to the DSS operatives.
Five of the activists had been whisked away in a Hilux van and on two energy bikes.