Illegal detention: Court orders DSS to produce detainee
A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce Peter Eromsele Unuakhalu, who was arrested without any known offence.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba gave the order yesterday following a fundamental rights application brought by Unuakhalu’s counsel, Charles Ogboli.
The counsel had pleaded with the court to grant bail to the applicant because the DSS has refused to release him or grant his family access to him on health grounds.
In the affidavit attached to the application by one Precious Osariemen, the applicant was on May 30 “Apprehended in the streets of Lagos without warrant of arrest by agents of the respondents in a Gestapo like manner.”
The case has been adjourned to August 21 for hearing.