DSS Detains Infant, Parents for Texting Gov Bagudu to Pay Dad’s Gratuity

Three family members including a six months old baby in Kebbi state have sued the Kebbi State Government, DSS over alleged illegal arrest and detention for 13 days without trial.

The complainants Abdulrahman Jatau Nasiru Jatau, Hadiza Nasiru Jatau, Aisha Zakari, who are residents of Yauri town were arrested and detained from September 1 to 13, by the DSS.

They were arrested in their house by the Operative of DSS for allegedly seeking payment of their father’s gratuity.

The Respondents in the case are SSS Kebbi state command, State Director of SSS, Kebbi State Government and Attorney General, Kebbi state.

In the suit number FHC/BK/19/2019, filed at the Federal High Court, Birnin-Kebbi, before Justice Bassey Onu Sunday, the applicants were seeking for the Court relief to pronounce their detention and arrest illegal, which violated section 35(5) and 46(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

According to the motion of notice, “they sought an order of the court directing the Respondents to tender a public apology to the applicants.

“A declaration that the arrest and detention of the applicants by the 1st and 2nd respondents based on the complaints by the 3rd Respondent against the 3rd Applicant is illegal, unconstitutional and great violation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.”



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