In agitation for the ‘trample upon their rights’, five Nigerian youths have dragged the Department of State Service, DSS, its Director-General, the Attorney General of the Federation AGF Malami and the Senior Pastor of Dunamis Gospel Church, Dr Paul Enenche to court.
The youths were said to have been detained by the DSS last Sunday for wearing #BuhariMustGo T-shirts at Dunamis Gospel Church, Abuja. According to an eye witness, they were beaten by the Church’s security operatives in the church who then handed them over.
Human Rights activist Omoyele Sowore, who shared the news of the suit on social media said the activists were illegally detained by lawless DSS after they were tortured and handed over to them by the security operatives at Dr Paul Enenche’s church, Dunamis.
In separate suits, the applicants – Henry Nwodo, Victor Udoka, Emmanuel Larry, Samuel Gabriel and Ben Manasseh – are seeking an order of the court restraining the DSS and other respondents in the suits from violating their fundamental right to freedom of religion, right to freedom of expression and the press as guaranteed under sections 35, 38, 39 and 42 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).The five applicants want the court to protect their right to freedom from discrimination and right to personal liberty guaranteed under 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. They also want their immediate and unconditional release from the custody of the DSS.
The suits marked FHC/ABJ/CS/631/2021, FHC/ABJ/CS/636/2021, FHC/ABJ/CS/637/2021, FHC/ABJ/CS/638/2021 and FHC/ABJ/CS/639/2021 were instituted at the Federal High Court, Abuja, having the Department of State Service, DSS; its Director-General, Yusuf Bichi; the Church’s Senior Pastor Dr Paul Enenche and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN as respondents. TRENDING VIDEO OF THE DAY: 9 Key Things That Happened At The Yoruba Nation Rally Photos Credit: Sowore