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CLO Urges DSS To Release Enugu Couple Unlawfully Detained Over One Year


(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has called on the Department of State Security Services (DSS) as a matter of urgency to release Mr. ifedi Sunday and his wife, Mrs Ifedi Callister who were Unlawfully arrested by its Operatives and have been in their custody for the past one year.

A statement issued by the Enugu State branch of the human rights body signed by one of it’s officials, Comrade Paul Odimegwu on behalf of the family of the detained couple hinted that children of the victims informed the organization that their parents were arrested on 23rd of November, 2021.

The statement made available to African Examiner Saturday further disclosed in the petition addressed to the Director of DSS, Abuja that, the children also informed them that their parents were arrested by the DSS Enugu office by 1am on the fateful day.

According to CLO, the Children of the victims, also informed the rights group that their parents were taken to their office where they were temporarily released.

“They told us that their parents were later rearrested and taken to DSS office Abuja for further interrogation.

” Ifedi Echezona, and Ifedi peace informed us that since the arrest of their parent that they have not heard from them nor talked with them for over one year now.



The petition also hinted that the Children also informed the Organization that they have made several efforts to visit the DSS office in Abuja to know where they were kept but all efforts yielded no result.

CLO added that they were also informed that a lawyer who embarked on a search of the whereabouts of the victims was informed that the suspects were no more detained in Abuja and their case has been transferred to Mina in Niger State.

The organization said the family of the victims are only demanding that their parents be released or be charged to court.

The Organization therefore, requested that the detained couple should be brought to justice or be freed from detention.

“CLO is herein using this medium to call for the release of these couple to join back their family who are suffering from malnutrition and hunger ”


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