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    Falana: Navy has transferred 67 detainees to EFCC

Falana: Navy has transferred 67 detainees to EFCC

The Nigerian navy has transferred the case files of 67 Nigerians in its custody to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for possible release or arraignment in court.In a statement on Friday, Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, said this followed a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari.The 67 detainees have been held by the navy since last year when they [...]

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    ‘We watched soldiers carrying corpses of our mates’ — children recount ordeal in detention

‘We watched soldiers carrying corpses of our mates’ — children recount ordeal in detention

Children reportedly detained by the Nigerian military in recent years have recounted how the security agencies kept them in horrible condition.In a recent report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW), the children spoke of how they were maltreated and some of their peers lost their lives.The report, a copy of which was obtained by TheCable, detailed how about 3,600 of [...]

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    Report: Military detained 3,600 children in the north-east

Report: Military detained 3,600 children in the north-east

The Nigerian military has detained at least 3,600 children in the north-east where the Boko Haram war is being fought, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).In a new report released on Tuesday, HRW said most of the children including 1,617 girls, are being detained at Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.The international human rights organisation said the military [...]

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    Falana gives NHRC 7 days to sanction navy over ’67 illegal detainees’

Falana gives NHRC 7 days to sanction navy over ’67 illegal detainees’

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has threatened to sue the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for failing to sanction the Nigerian Navy for the "illegal detention of 67 persons".In a letter dated August 15, Falana gave the commission seven days to sanction the navy for the continued detention of the individuals or face court action.The senior advocate of Nigeria had [...]

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    ‘Navy is not above the law’ — families of detainees demand their release

‘Navy is not above the law’ — families of detainees demand their release

Family members of 22 Nigerians detained by the Nigerian navy have called on the authorities to free the detainees after nine months without trial. It was a moment of tears and lamentation on Thursday when the families gathered in Lagos for a press conference organised by the Centre Against Impunity (CAI).In April,  Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, had raised the alarm [...]

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    Falana writes AGF: Navy detaining 10 more Nigerians without trial

Falana writes AGF: Navy detaining 10 more Nigerians without trial

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has raised the alarm over the alleged unlawful detention of ten more Nigerians by the Nigerian navy.In a letter addressed to Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Falana said the citizens have been in detention since October, 2018.This comes amid the criticism trailing similar detention of 15 other Nigerians by the [...]

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    Navy keeps mum over continued detention of citizens without trial

Navy keeps mum over continued detention of citizens without trial

The Nigerian navy has declined to comment on the continued detention of 15 Nigerian citizens for seven months without trial.The detainees including Dada Labinjo, a navy captain, and Sherifat Ibe Lambert (also known as Mrs Bola Labinjo), a lt. commander, have been in detention since September 2018 for an undisclosed offence.The navy has neither released them nor charged them to [...]

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    Lawyer asks DSS to release men detained for 460 days without trial

Lawyer asks DSS to release men detained for 460 days without trial

Mojirayo Ogunlana-Nkanga, a lawyer, has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Ahmad Sakwaya and Garba Alhassan who have been in the agency's detention for 460 days without trial.In a letter dated October 24, addressed to the director-general, Ogunlana-Nkanga said her clients, who are car sales agents, were arrested on July 15, 2017, by DSS operatives over a [...]

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    PUNCH reporter: How soldiers searching for missing general picked me up at Jos restaurant

PUNCH reporter: How soldiers searching for missing general picked me up at Jos restaurant

Friday Olokor, a correspondent with PUNCH newspaper, has narrated his experience and that of 36 others in illegal detention.According to Olokor, they were detained by soldiers searching for Mohammed Alkali, the army general who has been missing for weeks.Alkali had been declared missing under questionable circumstances in Jos.Narrating his experience on Monday, Olokor said he had gone to a restaurant [...]

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    Offa robbery: Kwara governor’s aide sues IGP over his detention

Offa robbery: Kwara governor’s aide sues IGP over his detention

Olalekan Alabi, personal assistant on political matters to Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara state governor, has sued Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, for alleged contempt of court.Alabi filed an application against the IGP before a Kwara state high court for allegedly disobeying a court order directing his release from police custody.He has been in police custody since May 30 over his alleged [...]

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    ‘I was accused of stealing secret documents’ — Premium Times journalist speaks from detention

‘I was accused of stealing secret documents’ — Premium Times journalist speaks from detention

Samuel Ogundipe, the Premium Times journalist arrested on Tuesday, says he was accused of stealing secret documents.Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, reportedly ordered his arrest over a story on Lawal Daura, sacked director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).The police had reportedly asked Ogundipe to disclose how he obtained the letter IGP wrote to Acting President Yemi Osinnajo on [...]

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    Shehu Sani asks Seiyefa to free ‘hostages’ held by DSS

Shehu Sani asks Seiyefa to free ‘hostages’ held by DSS

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked Matthew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), to release those "illegally" held in custody of the service.Many Nigerians were arrested and detained when Lawal Daura was the head of the secret police.Among them areIbrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), who has been in [...]

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