Court Orders Secret Police (DSS) to Pay ₦2m to Sowore for Illegally Seizing his Phone

The Department of State Services, (DSS) has been ordered by a federal high court sitting in Abuja to remit the sum sum of ₦2m to publisher and activist, Omoyele Sowore as general damages for illegally seizing his phones 2 years ago.



Sowore after his arrest by the DSS on August 2, 2019, had his phones forcefully taken away from him and even after he was granted bail by two courts, the DSS failed to release the activist. He was, however, eventually released 4 months later, on December 24, 2019.


Sowore then instituted a suit against the DSS to compel the agency to return his seized phones, which he won the case which was finalized today in a federal high court.



Justice Anwuli Chiekere while delivering her judgment in the suit today December 8,  maintained that the suit is not an abuse of court process as claimed by the respondent’s counsel.


Consequently, she ordered that the phones and money seized from Sowore in August 2019 be returned to him and ₦2 million paid to him as damages. She also ordered the DSS to apologize to him publicly in two national dailies.


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