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Sowore Sues DSS, Makes A 500 Million Naira Demand

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Nigerian human activist, Omoyele Sowore, has sued the Department of State Services (DSS) over his arrest and continued detention since August 3, 2019.

SaharaReporters have it that Sowore has demanded that the court orders DSS to pay him N500m as general and aggravated damages for his ”detention and illegal violation of fundamental rights.”

The activist made the demand in a suit marked FHC/ABJ /C51409/2019 dated November 20, 2019 in Abuja on Friday, November 22nd.It reads,

“A declaration that the detention of the applicant from November 7, 2019 till date in violation of the order for his release made on November 6, 2019 is illegal as it violates his fundamental right to liberty guaranteed by Section 35 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and Article 6 of African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement Act (CAP A10) Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“An order of this court compelling the respondents to pay to the applicant the sum of N500,000, 000, 00 ( Five hundred million naira) as general and aggravated damages for the illegal violation of the applicant’s fundamental right to life, dignity of his person, fair hearing, health, freedom of movement and freedom of association.

“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from further violating the applicant’s fundamental rights in any manner whatsoever and however without lawful justification.”

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), is joined in the suit. Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3, 2019 for “for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country.”

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  1. Mayor

    November 22, 2019 at

    This government is so sick and irritating, this is violation of human right of the highest order in decades… Mr. SOFO sir, I hope you post more of this injustice done to us NIGERIANS, it is high time we got rebellious against this government of democracy-in-disguise… Thank you SOFO

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