September 17, 2020

Court slams N10m against SSS for jailing man over SIM card once used by Buhari’s daughter

A Federal High Court has slammed a N10 million fine against the State Security Service (SSS) for jailing a man for 10 weeks over a sim card once used by President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan.

The controversy lawsuit, President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan Buhari, the SSS and telecoms firm, MTN, were sued for human rights abuse by Anthony Okolie, the man who was detained for 10 weeks over the use of a sim card previously used by Hanan.

Court to award N10m agaisnt SSS for 10 weeks detention of man over SIM card once used by Buhari's daughter

Mr Okolie, through his lawyer, Tope Akinyode, had demanded N500 million “as general and aggravated damages for the gross and unlawful violation of the applicant’s right to acquire moveable properties, freedom of movement and self dignity.”

On Thursday when the matter came up, Justice Dimgba awarded the sum of N10 million against SSS for the abuse of Mr Okolie’s fundamental human rights.

He, however, said that there is no substantial evidence again Hanan and MTN.

Tope Akinyode announced on his social media platform;

BREAKING: I’ve been able to persuade the Federal High Court to award N10 Million Naira Sum Agaisnt SSS For the 10 Weeks Detention of Anthony Okolie over an MTN SIM Card Once Used by the daughter of President Buhari, Hanan.

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