The House of Representatives have resolved to investigate the Department of State Services, DSS, over its unlawful arrests, detention of Nigerians and refusal to obey court orders.
The lawmakers took the decision following the decision of the secret police to ignore several court orders on release of some high profile personalities.

Personalities like the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki(rtd) are still languishing in custody despite several court rulings granting them bail.
Earlier in the week, the intelligence outfit attempted a mid-night arrest of the Senior Pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman but their effort was foiled by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.

Against the backdrop of its rising impunity, the lower legislative chambers, on Thursday mandated its Committees on Human Rights, Police Affairs, National Security, Intelligence and Justice to investigate all cases of unlawful and arbitrary arrests and detention of citizens.
The House also directed the committee to prove the secret police over disobedience to court orders since June 2015 and report back to the within four weeks for further legislative action.
The resolution followed a motion by Toby Okechukwu, Ali Madaki, Kingsley Chinda, Zakari Mohammed and six others.

Okechukwu, who represents Aninri/Awgu federal constituency of Enugu State, said “these actions are unacceptable in a democratic society.”
The House also condemned the arrest of the National President of National Youth Council of Nigerian, NYCN, Ikenga Ugochinyere, Ugo Apuamagha, Emeka ldibia, and Ejike Nwachukwu, who were arrested on December 22, 2016 for allegedly planning a protest.

They ordered DSS to immediately release them or charge them to court without further delay.



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