Nigeria’s Secret Police Disobey Abuja Court Order To Immediately Release 5 #BuhariMustGo Activists

Though a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to launch 5 #BuhariMustGo activists, together with a blind saxophonist, arrested on the Dunamis International Gospel Centre in Abuja, the key police have refused to heed the court docket order. 

The activists had been arrested, detained, and assaulted for sporting #BuhariMustGo T-shirts to the church.

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But Justice A. I. Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered the DSS to right away launch the 5 activists particularly: Ben Mannaseh, Emmanuel Larry, Victor Udoka Anene, a blind Saxophonist, Samuel Gabriel Iwatonaiye, and Henry Nwodo from custody. 

However, because the court docket ruling, the DSS has not launched the activists from unlawful detention. 

A supply on Tuesday advised SaharaReporters that, to frustrate the activists’ go well with on the Federal High Court, the DSS took them to a Magistrate’s Court. 

SaharaReporters, nevertheless, learnt that the Justice of the Peace refused to arraign them on any cost with out authorized illustration for the activists.  Nigeria's Secret Police Disobey Abuja Court Order To Immediately Release 5 #BuhariMustGo Activists 3

“They took the activists secretly to a Magistrate’s Court last Monday as soon they heard their (activists’) lawyers had filed a fundamental enforcement lawsuit before a Federal High Court. 

“But the Abuja Magistrate refused to have them arraigned, insisting that they should be afforded authorized illustration,” the supply mentioned. 

SaharaReporters had reported that the victims of the unlawful arrest and detention had been abused by church officers earlier than being handed over to DSS operatives on July 4.

Iwatonaiye and 4 others had sued the Director-General of the DSS, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and pastor of the church, Paul Enenche over their unlawful arrest, detention and violation of their rights. 

The youths have been in detention of the key police since July 4 for sporting #BuhariMustGo T-shirts to the church.

They took the matter to court docket, looking for an order restraining the DSS and different respondents within the fits from violating their elementary rights to freedom of faith and freedom of expression and the press as assured underneath Sections 35, 38, 39, and 42 of the 1999 Constitution.

They additionally requested the court docket to guard their rights to freedom from discrimination and private liberty assured underneath Articles 1, 2, 6, 8 and 9 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act (CAP. A9), Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The candidates urged the court docket to order their rapid and unconditional launch from the DSS custody, which wae granted however disobeyed by the lawless secret police. 

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