The Federal Excessive Court has ordered the Division of State Providers (DSS) to pay the sum of N10.5 million as compensation to journalist, Jones Abiri, over his unlawful detention for two years by the safety company.
On the resumed listening to in the present day, Justice Nnamdi Dimg alt=’Court orders DSS to pay N10.5m as compensation to journalist Jones Abiri who was illegally detained for two years’ class=’img-responsive text-center’ fashion=’margin: auto;’ba said that the DSS didn’t deny arresting and detaining him since July 2016, denying him entry to his docs, household and pals.
He additional said that when Abiri was ultimately charged to court docket earlier this yr, he was not charged with the crimes for which he was arrested. The decide then dominated that the DSS acted exterior the provisions of the regulation relating to the Terrorism Prevention Act, and subsequently, ordered the company to pay the sum.
Abiri was arrested at his workplace in Yenagoa, the state capital, for his alleged hyperlink to armed militancy within the Niger Delta area, an allegation he denied.