NHRC SET TO RESOLVE ALLEGATION OF UNLAWFUL DETENTION BY THE DSS

Posted: 2017-01-23

The Ag. Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Mrs. Oti Ovrawah has stated the readiness of the Commission to engage with the authorities in resolving an allegation of unlawful arrest and detention of four members of lawyers in defence of Democracy (LDD).


Mrs. Ovrawah who stated this when members of LDD in conjunction with members of Citizens For Good Governance(CGG)led a peaceful protest to the Commission's headquarters in Abuja commended them for not taking laws into their own hands and assured them that the Commission would get in touch with the relevant authorities and inform them of the outcome.

Earlier in his statement, the coordinating chairman of the groups, Mr Agu Okwukwe alleged that on December 22nd, 2016 four of their members were arrested and detained by the DSS without trial till date, an act he noted was in contravention of the nation's constitution and other relevant laws.

According to him the detainees are Barr. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, Mr Ugochukwu Apuamaga, Mr Chukwuemeka Dibia and Mr. Ejike Nwachukwu


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