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DSS Sued for N500m Over Detention Of Activist

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The Department of State Service, DSS, and its Director General have been dragged before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, for the arrest of rights activist, Meliga Godwin, over a press conference he addressed condemning the agency for the planned arrest of the Governor of the Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele.

Meliga Godwin, the President of Middle Belt Youth Forum, on December 19, 2022, addressed the media where he condemned the DSS for its attempt to obtain an ex-parte order to arrest and detained the CBN Governor over alleged terrorism charges.

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At the press briefing, the activist condemned the actions of the DSS and described it as a hatchet job.

He was later arrested by the operatives of the DSS on January 8, 2023.

However, in a motion on notice for the enforcement of his fundamental rights with suit No: FCT/HC/CV/1034/2023, filed by his counsel, Mr Chibuzo Ezike, the applicant is asking the court to order his unconditional release by the DSS.

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READ ALSO: JUST IN: Court Quashes DSS Move To Charge Emefiele With Terrorism, Economic Crimes

One of his counsels, Mr Okere Kingdom who addressed journalists in court alleged that the applicant has been incommunicado since his arrest and detention.

The applicant prayed the court release him from detention and also make an order directing the DSS and its Director General to pay him the sum of N500 million in damages and public apology in two national dailies for illegal arrest and detention.

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He further prayed the court to declare his arrest and detention from January 8, 2023, till the time of filling the suit as a breach of his fundamental rights, unconstitutional and of no effect.

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Hoodlums Vandalise Police Station, Bank Over Scarcity Of Naira Notes, Petrol In Ibadan [VIDEO]

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Hoodlums, on Friday, vandalised a police station in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

According to DAILY POST, a Wema Bank branch opposite the police station was also vandalised.

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The police station, located at Agodi Gate area, was vandalised during a protest in Ibadan.

Recall  that some angry Nigerians protested the ongoing scarcity of new naira notes and petrol.

Some of the areas where protests were staged included Agodi Gate, Idi Ape and Iwo Road.

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READ ALSO: JUST IN: Youths Protest Naira, Fuel Scarcity In Oyo

There were also pockets of protests in areas like Olodo, Monatan and Iyana Church.

DAILY POST learnt from multiple sources that hoodlums took advantage of the protests to vandalise the police station and the bank at Agodi Gate.

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Tension In Delta As Protests Rock Warri

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Warri, Delta State, was under tension as protests rocked the city forcing banks to abruptly shut down operations.

The protesters besieged the entrance of the United Bank for Africa and Union Bank for Africa located near Main Market, Warri, as they burnt tyres along the ever-busy roads to register their frustration, causing heavy gridlock.

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The protesters, mainly market women, youths and elders had barricaded major roads in protest over the hardship caused by the scarcity of the new naira notes as well as the hike in petrol prices.

Some of the roads barricaded include the Warri-Sapele Road and NPA Expressway. The protesters marched to the Delta State Rainbow Television, Edjeba, to register their grievances.

READ ALSO: New Naira: Two Arrested For Transacting Counterfeit Notes In Enugu

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The peaceful protesters, bearing placards and chanting “our fish dey spoil, our food dey rotten,” said they found it difficult to make withdrawals from their bank accounts.

They said they were unable to sell their goods in the past few days due to the cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the scarcity of the redesigned naira notes.

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Man Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a bank in Agbor, Delta State.

READ ALSO: New Naira: Two Arrested For Transacting Counterfeit Notes In Enugu

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According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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