The Department of State Security Services, DSS, has been ordered by the Federal High Court in Abuja to release five worshipers who were arrested on July 4 at Dunamis International Gospel Centre for allegedly wearing t-shirts with allegedly inciting inscriptions.
Recall that the DSS arrested some activists on Sunday at a church service for wearing “BuhariMustGo” t-shirts.
The applicants, Ben Manasseh, Anene Udoka, Henry Nwodo, Samuel Larry, and Samuel Gabriel, filed separate suits in the Federal High Court in Abuja in response to the development.
For alleged unlawful arrest and detention, they sued the DSS, President Muhammadu Buhari, the church’s pastor-in-charge, Pastor Paul Enenche, and others.
The plaintiffs, who asked the court to declare their detention and arrest unlawful, also asked for N10 million in damages for the violation of their fundamental rights.
On Monday, however, Justice Anwuli Chikere issued an order directing the DSS to release the applicants with immediate effect.