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NACAT Sues DSS And Its Director General Over Reported Fundamental Rights Infringement.

NACAT Sues DSS And Its Director General Over Reported Fundamental Rights Infringement.

Network Against Corruption and Trafficking, -NACAT, an NGO has sued the Department of State Services, -DSS, and its director general over an alleged ‘infringement of fundamental human rights of the NGO and its staff members.

An originating motion marked FHC/ABJ/CS/85/2023 at the Federal High Court in FCT, Abuja Judicial Division has the DSS and its DG as respondents while the Incorporated Trustees of Network Against Corruption and Trafficking Foundation, Oghenedoro Tega Samson and Ojefia Ovie Justice were the applicants in the infringement of the fundamental human rights case.

According to the court documents, the counsel for the applicants was seeking among other reliefs, a declaration that the continuous and constant harassment, intimidation, and threat to arrest and the indefinite detainment of the applicants by officers and men of the respondents was illegal, unconstitutional, null and avoid as it is likely violates the applicants’ fundamental human rights as stated under the section 34, 35, 36 and 41 of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.

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Meanwhile, in a press statement issued by the management of NACAT titled “SSS Is Conniving With Corrupt Civil Servants That Diverted Over N5 Trillion Against Our NGO Investigating Them”, it was alleged that the secret police were being used by corrupt civil servants to intimidate, harass, threaten and infringe on the rights of the organization and its workers.

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