The Federal High Court Abuja has ordered the Department of State Services to release #BuhariMustGo protesters arrested a few weeks ago at Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja.
Naija News reports that the protesters were arrested on July 4 for wearing t-shirts which inscriptions demand the stepping down of President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was gathered that about ten activists went to the church on Sunday morning to worship at the church but some of them were surprisingly rounded up and arrested by the church security guards who later handed them over to the DSS.
According to SaharaReporters, six of the activists were whisked away in a Hilux van and two power bikes. The activists were manhandled and beaten by the DSS operatives on the church premises, who also seized their mobile phones.
Following the development, the applicants, Ben Manasseh, Anene Udoka, Henry Nwodo, Samuel Larry and Samuel Gabriel, filed their separate suits at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The DSS, President Buhari, the church’s pastor-in-charge, Dr Pastor Paul Enenche and others were sued for the alleged unlawful arrest and detention of the activists. The plaintiffs, who urged the court to declare their arrest and detention unlawful also asked the court to award N10 million, each, in damages, for the violation of their fundamental rights.
However, Justice Anwuli Chikere while delivering Judgement on Monday, July 26 ordered that DSS to release the applicants with immediate effect.
Source: Naija News