The House of Representatives has called for an investigation into the act of the Department of State Service over unlawful arrest and detention of people and their continuous refusal to obey court order and release detained personalities.
According to Daily Post, the House of Representatives decided on this investigation after the DSS refused court orders to release the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Namdi Kanu and former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
After a failed attempt to arrest Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministry, the lower chambers on Thursday, January 27, mandated its Committee on human Rights, Police Affairs, National Security, Intelligence and Justice to investigate alleged unlawful arrests and detention by the DSS.
Against the backdrop of its rising impunity, the lower legislative chambers, on Thursday mandated its Committees on Human Rights, Police Affairs, National Security, Intelligence and Justice to investigate all cases of unlawful and arbitrary arrests and detention of citizens.
The House gave the committee four weeks to provide evidence against DSS for unlawful detaining and disobedience of court orders.
The resolution followed a motion by Toby Okechukwu, Ali Madaki, Kingsley Chinda, Zakari Mohammed and six others.
Okechukwu, who represents Aninri/Awgu federal constituency of Enugu state, said: “These actions are unacceptable in a democratic society.”
The House also condemned the arrest of the National President of National Youth Council of Nigerian (NYCN) Ikenga Ugochinyere, Ugo Apuamagha, Emeka ldibia, and Ejike Nwachukwu, who were arrested on December 22, 2016 for allegedly planning a protest.
They ordered DSS to immediately release them or charge them to court without further delay.
The lead counsel of the company, Olayiwola Afolabi, describes the action of the DSS as a Luciferic attack on a harmless, innocent and trustworthy citizen
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