A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain in Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi has sued the Department of State Services, DSS, over his arrest and continued detention by the agency.
Gbadamosi was arrested by the DSS in Lagos on February 21, 2017 and was immediately taken to Abuja, where he has been in custody ever since, with no access to his family, doctors and lawyers.
The suit filed before the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos by his lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, joined the DSS, the Director of the DSS and the Attorney-General of the Federation as respondents.
He is also claming against the respondents, N50 million being special, aggravated, punitive and general damages against the respondents, jointly and severally for the violation of the applicants’ fundamental rights.
No date has been fixed for the suit.