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Illegal detention: Court orders DSS to pay man N10m

By Justice Ilevbare

A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta state on Thursday ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay N10 million to Anthony Okolie for 10 weeks illegal detention without charge.

Okolie was arrested in July 2019 in Asaba for using a SIM card which had previously been used by President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan.

Okolie subsequently sued DSS, MTN and Hanan, after his release, demanding compensation of N500 million for the violation of his rights.

Delivering Justice Nnamdi Dimgba upheld Okolie’s arguments and awarded N10 million cost in his favour.


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