1st December, 2014
Justice Muhammed Nasir Yunusa, of a Lagos Federal High Court in Lagos, has ordered the immediate release of five workers of All Progressive Congress, APC, who were arrested and detained by the Department of State Security, DSS, in Lagos, about two weeks ago.
The five APC staff, Chinedu Atuche, Fayemi Olaposi, Chika Augustine, Ebun Ilori, and Esther Eninumue, were arrested at a Lagos’ APC data office about two weeks ago.
The court had at the last adjourned date, ordered the DSS to bring the detained staff to court today.
The judge also made an order restraining the DSS and any other security agency from arresting the five applicants on the suit before the court, and also ordered that the five APC staff should not travel outside the jurisdiction of the court, and that if there is need or cause for them to travel, they should obtain permission from the court.
Justice Yunusa gave the order while ruling on the human rights application filed before the court by the five APC staff, after their lawyer, Professor Yemi Osibajo, and Mr. Osagie, counsel to the DSS had argued and adopted their applications on the matter.