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    Finally Courts awards man detained by DSS for using Hanan Buhari’s former SIM N10M damages


    The young man who was arrested and detained by operatives of the DSS for 10 weeks in 2019, has been awarded N10m in damages by a Federal High Court in Asaba Delta State.

    Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, however, struck out the prayer requesting the President’s daughter, Hanan Buhari, and telecoms company, MTN, to pay N500m. The judgement was delivered on Thursday.

    Okolie, had sued the President’s daughter as well as the DSS and MTN over his 10-week detention after purchasing a SIM card previously owned by The President daughter Hanan.

    In a suit filed on his behalf by human rights lawyer, Tope Akinyode, the applicant sued all parties for N500m jointly and separately.

    The 33-year-old man said in a supporting affidavit that he was arrested on July 19, 2019 in Asaba, Delta State for using a telephone line that was previously owned by the president daughter Hanan. which was later recycle by the network provider

    From his statement, he remained in custody, bound by handcuffs till September 22, 2019 as the DSS waited for Hanan, who was schooling in the United Kingdom, to come and clear him but she never did.

    Okolie also attached the receipt he was issued after purchasing the SIM card as well as the SIM certificate for clarification.

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