Court Tells DSS To Pay N1M As Damages To Sowore Over Illegal Arrest And Detention.

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay one million Naira to human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore over his illegal arrest and detention.

The High Court in Abuja gave the order saying the DSS unlawfully arrested and detained Sowore in 2019.

Recall that the activist had challenged his unlawful abduction at a Lagos hotel for asking Nigerians to take to the streets and protest against bad governance, insecurity and corruption.

Also Read: Policemen Forcefully Arrest Omoyele Sowore’s Lawyer.

The activist had on November 15, 2019, filed a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1407/2019 challenging the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, and Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), for his illegal arrest and detention.

The activist, through his lawyer, Abubakar Marshal, asked the court to declare his unlawful detention by the DSS as “illegal and a gross violation of his fundamental right to liberty”.

Also Read: Omoyele Sowore Officially Declares Intention For Presidency In 2023.

He also asked the court for an order compelling the DSS to pay to him the sum of Five hundred million naira as general and aggravated damages for the illegal violation of the applicant’s fundamental right to life, the dignity of his person, fair hearing, health, freedom of movement and freedom of association.

According to the judge, the arrest of the former presidential candidate was infringed on his fundamental human rights and asked the secret police to pay the activist the fine.

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