DSS sued by PDP chieftain over illegal detention
– A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has dragged the Department of State Security Services for unlawfully detaining him
– The chieftain, Babatunde Gbadamosi, alleged that he was arrested by the security agency on February 21, 2017
– His counsel, Ebun Olu Adegboruwa, said that the chieftain is still in custody ever since then
The Department of State Security Service has been dragged to court by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Babatunde Gbadamosi, who alleged that the security agency unlawfully arrested and detained him.
Counsel to the chieftain, Ebun Olu Adegboruwa, said that the DSS arrested the chieftain in Lagos on February 21, 2017 and took him to Abuja, Nigerian Tribune reports.
notes that Adegboruwa said that his client is still in custody ever since then with no access to his family, doctors and lawyers.
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The director of the agency and the attorney general of the federation were both joined as respondents in the suit.
The chieftain is also seeking relief that his arrest by the first and second respondents, their officers, servants, agents, privies, constitutes a flagrant violation of the his fundamental rights. Also that his detention by the first and second respondents since February 22, 2017 amounts to a flagrant violation of the fundamental rights.
Gbadamosi is also seeking relief that his arrest and continuous detention amounts to contravention of his fundamental human rights. He is also asking for an injunction restraining the respondents from continuing with the violation of his fundamental human rights through unlawful arrest and detention.
Part of the relief he’s seeking for is an order restraining the respondents, whether by themselves, their servants, agents, officers or otherwise howsoever from carrying out any acts or omission which is likely to contravene his fundamental rights as guaranteed under the constitution and African Charter.