Falana Demands Names Of 294 Citizens In DSS Detention

A human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), on Tuesday wrote to the Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services (also known as State Security Service), Matthew Seiyefa, demanding the names of 294 Nigerian citizens allegedly held in the agency’s custody illegally. Falana, whose request relies on the provision of the Freedom of Information Act, threatened to sue the agency if his demand was not met within seven days. Although he thanked Seyeifa for honouring his earlier letter dated August 20, 2018 by releasing some persons who had been…

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Lawyers Granted Rare Access To Sheikh Zakzaky, Wife

The team of lawyers standing for Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky were this evening granted a rare access to their client, only for the third time ever in the nearly two and half years of his incarceration. Led by the lead counsel, Chief Femi Falana SAN, the brief meeting was held at the Kaduna headquarters of the State Security Service, with Barr Maxwell Kyon, esq also in attendance. The meeting discussed crucial matters relating to the legal cases and the way forward. It will be recalled that the Sheikh and three others…

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A Cross Section Of Views On Sheikh Zakzaky’s Illegal Detention

This is one living Truth and Reality I personally came across about Sheik Zakzaky. And This is why I will continue to both call and work for his unconditional release. He is not an enemy of the Nigeria State and can never be; He is a Patriot Who desire much more than any politician can lay claim to:the Unity and Peaceful coexistence of all Nigerians. ….so #FreeZakzaky now! now! Chief Ebenezer Oyetakin No matter what, the Sunni scholars should equally be voicing against the continuous detention of El-Zakzaky. Our sectarian/ideological…

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