A man identified as Mr Anthony Okolia, who was detained by the DSS for using Hanan Buhari’s old MTN SIM card has sued her, the DSS and MTN for his detention.
The Asaba-based businessman was arrested on the 19th of July, 2019 and allegedly kept in handcuffs for a month while waiting to be cleared by the president’s daughter who was in the UK. She had however not cleared him.
Okolia who attached the receipt he was issued after purchasing the SIM card as well as the SIM certificate to the lawsuit document, revealed that he bought the SIM card on December 8, 2018, with phone number 09035666662, for the sum of N1,000.
The lawsuit FHC/ASB/CS/3/2020 is seeking for an order to
“compel the respondents (DSS, Hanan and MTN) to jointly or severally pay the applicant the sum of N500,000,000 only as general and aggravated damages for the gross and unlawful violation of the applicant’s right to acquire moveable properties, freedom of movement and self-dignity.”
Okolia who insisted that his detention contravened sections 35 and 34 of the 1999 Constitution, asked the court to declare it as an abuse of his fundamental human rights.