- Pastor Alfa Babatunde files a 100m naira suit at the Federal High Court in Akure the Ondo capital against the State Security Service (SSS) over his detention
- The cleric recently found himself at the receiving end of angry youths who burned down his church over claims that the remains of a missing one-year-old boy were found buried there
- Pastor Babatunde was reported to have been detained by the SSS after the said incident occurred
Pastor Alfa Babatunde has filed a N100m suit at the Federal High Court in Akure, the Ondo capital, against the State Security Service (SSS) for illegal detention and infringement of his fundamental human rights.
The cleric, who owns Sotitobire Praising Chapel church, recently found himself at the receiving end of angry youths who burnt down his church over claims that the remains of a missing one-year-old boy were found buried there.
The mob action reportedly led to the death of three people as well as the destruction of properties valued at millions, The Nation reports.
The pastor, who was reported to have been detained by the SSS after the incident, sought the order of the court to release him from the custody of the security agency.
Joined as respondents in the suit are: the State Security Service, director-general State Security Service, Emmanuel Anaobi, Isaac Babalola and Remi Oluwalogbon.
In addition to asking the court to direct the secret police to release him unconditionally from detention, the cleric also urged the court to retrain the SSS from further acts of arrest.
Pastor Babatunde is also claiming the sum of N100 million as aggravated damages against the secret police for the violation of his fundamental rights
Legit.ng had reported that Wednesday, December 18, was not a very lovely day for some persons in Ondo as some angry youths razed the Sotitobire Miracle Church in Akure, the state capital.
The youths burned down the church following claims of an alleged discovery of the remains of a year-old boy, who was recently reported missing inside the church.
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