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Nigerian DSS acted like armed robbers in Attempt to Arrest Sunday Igboho – Falana

BY LEVI JOHNSON

Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has decried the invasion of the Yoruba human rights activist, Chief Sunday Igbohohas at 1,30 am by the Department of State Security (DSS) to arrest him, adding that the action is liking to armed robbery.

Falana made his position known while granting an interview to the Channel Television on Tuesday.

He said, “There is no law in Nigeria that allows you to arrest somebody in the dead of the night when you are not planning a coup and you are not an armed robber.

“There is no provision unless a crime is being committed in the night; you cannot go there and arrest.

“Take Ibadan, for instance, the invasion of the home of Igboho happened in the night, and for all-day, everybody was wondering who did (what), and that seven people were killed. People were arrested and abducted at 2:00 a.m., the governor of the state wasn’t aware.

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“Now, Sunday Adeyemo has said he didn’t have any gun in his house. Yet, the DSS paraded guns and other ammunition. All the controversies would have been unnecessary if the DSS had behaved like a modern, civilized agency. These are very dangerous legacies of military dictatorship in our country.”

Recalled that last Thursday, the DSS operatives at 1;30 am stormed the home of Sunday Igboho, killing two persons and declaring him wanted.

 

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