• SHOCKING: How Nigeria’s secret police, SSS, “tortured” man to death; then paid family N15 million to keep mum

    SHOCKING: How Nigeria’s secret police, SSS, “tortured” man to death; then paid family N15 million to keep mum

    After “torturing” a man to death, Nigeria’s secret police, SSS, exploited the influence of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, to pay a paltry N15 million compensation to the victim’s family, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

    At about 2.30 a.m. on April 4, SSS operatives on the trail of a suspect accused of cloning the phone number of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, stormed No 37, Aje Street, Pleasure, in the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos in commando style.

    Residents of the […]

  • LEDAP sues SSS, AGF for arresting judges, seeks injunction to stop arraignment

    LEDAP sues SSS, AGF for arresting judges, seeks injunction to stop arraignment

    Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to declare as unlawful the raid and arrest of judges by the Department State Services (DSS).

    The group also prayed for an order of injunction stopping the planned charge and arraignment in court of some of the arrested judges.

    LEDAP claimed in the suit that the judges cannot be charged and arraigned in court without the authorization of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

    Respondents in the suit are the SSS […]

  • Lawyers protest in Abuja, want SSS to obey court orders

    Lawyers protest in Abuja, want SSS to obey court orders

    Thousands of lawyers have stormed the streets of Abuja, in protest of the alleged continued disobedience of court orders by the State Security Service, SSS.

    The lawyers, supported by members of the civil society community, have stormed the Federal High Court Headquarters in Maitama, the Attorney General’s office, National Human Rights Commission.

    They are currently heading to the Three Arms Zone, which hosts the Aso Rock presidential villa, Supreme Court and the National Assembly, a witness said.

    The lawyers say judges must not […]

  • SSS Ignores Court Order, Maintains Siege On Dasuki’s House

    SSS Ignores Court Order, Maintains Siege On Dasuki’s House

    The siege on the home of a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, by officials of the State Security Service, SSS, was still on, Sunday, despite a court order.

    Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday reacted angrily to the siege on Mr. Dasuki’s house despite an earlier ruling he gave permitting the retired colonel to travel abroad for medical treatment. “My own orders will not be flouted” the judge said on Friday, while re-iterating his stance […]

  • “We Found Stockpiles Of Dollars, Not Arms In Akwa Ibom Govt. House” —Top  Official Claims

    “We Found Stockpiles Of Dollars, Not Arms In Akwa Ibom Govt. House” —Top Official Claims

    A top official of the State Security Service familiar with the SSS’ raid of the Akwa Ibom Government House said the Service found no arms and ammunition in the complex, but stumbled on “shocking stockpiles of U.S. dollars”.

    The State Security Service (SSS) had on Thursday raided the Hilltop Mansion in a joint operation carried out by operatives from the agency’s headquarters in Abuja and a detachment from the Akwa Ibom State Command of the Service.

    Some operatives had earlier told media […]