DSS Releases Saraki’s Aide

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AT last the Department of State Service, DSS, on Tuesday, May 24, released Ikenga Ugochinyere, special assistant to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Youth and Students Affairs, from detention. Ugochinyere, who is also the President of National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, was released, Monday night, after about one month of detention by the DSS.

At a press conference on Tuesday, in Abuja, to announce his release, Ugochinyere, who narrated his detention experience to newsmen, alleged unfair treatment in the hands of the secret police. He described his arrest and subsequent detention by the DSS as illegal, hinting that he has instructed his legal team to institute a N200 million suit against the DSS in court over what he called “illegal detention.”

He also alleged breach of his fundamental human rights and denial of access to his family and medical services by the federal government security agency. “I have consulted with my lawyers and they are seeking an order of court for the enforcement of my fundamental rights declaring my month long detention illegal and they are seeking for damages of two hundred million naira against the SSS for the illegal detention and torture,” he said. – Vanguard

—  May 24, 2016 @ 18:30 GMT

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