Couple found in DSS cell after missing for 65 days

Couple found in DSS cell after missing for 65 days

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:40 pm

Abiodun Onafuye/ Abeokuta

Sixty five days after they were declared missing, Islamic Cleric, Uztadh Abdul Ganniyu Jumah and and his pregnant wife, Muinat, were found today  in the cell of the State Security Service, SSS in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun state in western Nigeria.

The Cleric and his wife were abducted by unidentified gunmen at their residence located at 27, Fagbemi street,  Ijoko, in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of the State. Their whereabouts was unknown until today.

According to a family source: “a call was received by the Principal witness, Lukman Oketokun on Tuesday  to come to Abeokuta headquarters of the State Security Service. They ask him to see the Deputy Director, Operation at 10:00 am on Wednesday,(today). The witness met with Deputy Director of SSS and the wife of the Cleric man, Muinat,who was heavily pregnant was released to him.

DSS Operatives

DSS Operatives

The woman who spoke with our correspondent  after she was released, lamented that the SSS has not accused them of anything.

According to the pregnant woman, “they only released me. They are  still detaining my husband without telling us what our offence is. They only gave me a letter from a gynaecologist, who advised me to proceed to the hospital for delivery”, she revealed.

Reacting to the development, the Head of Legal team for the couple,  Musodiq Sanni threatened that legal action would be taken against the Director of Security Service over the alleged violation of human rights of their clients.

“We have to thank the Police at Zone 2 for their investigation. Now that we have established who abducted our clients, we are going to take action against the SSS for violation of human rights.

“What the law says is that once someone is arrested, he must be charged to court within 24 hours. But, they did not let them know their offence, they detained them for 60 days, it is against the law.

“We have located the couple, we will ensure the cleric is released and the violation of human  rights would be challenged”, Sanni posited.

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