- Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, has issued a strong warning to the Department of State Services
- Babangida on Friday, August 6, said that the secret police which was created in 1986 has to stop flouting court orders
- DSS headed by a director-general on a number of occassion has been reported to have declined obedience to court rulings
The Department of State Services (DSS) has been warned to stop disobeying court orders amid allegations that the secret police has become notorious for not obeying rulings.
Former military president, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, cautioned DSS during an interview with Arise TV on Friday, August 6.
The elder statesman said the agency which was established under his military rule in 1986 has to stop flouting court orders.
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Babangida who is known as IBB served as Nigeria's head of state between 1985 and 1993.
An analysis published by Premium Times revealed that DSS headed by a director-general has become notorious for disobeying court orders.
There have been several instances where the secret police flouted court rulings under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
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Earlier, DSS denied arresting and detaining some Nigerians on the orders of powerful citizens in the country.
The secret service said it has been monitoring the standard operating procedure on the Criminal Justice Administration.
DSS was reacting to a comment by a former media aide to the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, Olusegun Adeniyi.
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Meanwhile, more than three weeks after their arrest, the 12 detained aides of Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), on Friday, July 23, got what some might call a favourable ruling at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
In a hearing presided over by Justice Obiora Egwuatu, the court received an ex parte application from the suspects' lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, before ordering the DSS to produce the detained aides.
Moreover, the judge asked the DSS to present before the court its argument as to why the plaintiffs should not be admitted to bail.