Just In: Pastor arrested in Ondo State over missing child sues DSS, demands N100m compensation

December 20, 2019
388 Views

Barely 24 hours after his church, Sotitobire Miracle Centre in Akure, Ondo State, was set ablaze by an angry mob over claims that the corpse of a one-year-old boy, Eniola Kolawole, who went missing on November 10 during a church service, had been dug out from a section of the auditorium, Pastor Alfa Babatunde has dragged the Department of State Services to a Federal High Court sitting in Akure, over his arrest and continued detention by the secret police.  

Babatunde in the suit filed by his counsel, Akinyemi Omoware, said his continued detention by the DSS without being charged to court was an abuse and violation of his fundamental human rights.    

He noted that he had been arrested for over eight days and had remained in leg chains in DSS custody without food. Joined in the suit filed are the Director-General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi, Emmanuel Anaobi, Isaac Babalola and Remi Oluwalogbon.  

The applicant prayed the court to restrain the five respondents and their agents, servants, subordinates or any person(s) taking instructions from them from engaging in any further act of arrest, detention and violation of his right to liberty and or dignity of human person.  

Pastor Babatunde is also asking for N100m for the violation of his fundamental human rights. No date has been fixed for hearing of the suit. 

You may be interested

How Wall Crushed My Three-Year-Old Son To Death – Nigerian Woman Tells Heartbreaking Story
News
3 views
News
3 views

How Wall Crushed My Three-Year-Old Son To Death – Nigerian Woman Tells Heartbreaking Story

Webby - August 14, 2022

A Nigerian woman, Fatima Ibrahim of Anguwa Wakili Mazara, Bajoga, in the Funakaye Local Government Area of Gombe State, has talked…

How Student Who Suffered Asthma Attack At Nigerian Law School Died On Campus
News
4 views
News
4 views

How Student Who Suffered Asthma Attack At Nigerian Law School Died On Campus

Webby - August 14, 2022

The deceased, who suffered severe asthma attack on Thursday, was rushed to the school’s medical centre but she did not…

UPDATE: 27 Kuje Prison Inmates Have Been Recaptured, 546 Remain At Large
News
5 views
News
5 views

UPDATE: 27 Kuje Prison Inmates Have Been Recaptured, 546 Remain At Large

Webby - August 14, 2022

It has been revealed that as many as 27 escapees from the Kuje Medium custodial centre have so far been…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.