A Federal High Court in Asaba, the Delta State capital, has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay Anthony Okolie, the man arrested for using the previous phone line of Hanan Buhari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, the sum of N10 million.
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Okolie sued the DSS, MTN and Hanan, demanding N500 million as compensation after he was detained for 10 weeks.
Tope Akinloye, his lawyer, said his client bought the SIM card for N1,000 at a market in Asaba. The DSS had claimed the plaintiff was detained because his offence was a threat to national security.
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Delivering judgment on Thursday, the judge upheld Okolie’s arguments and awarded N10 million cost in his favour.
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Akinloye who confirmed the judgment on his Twitter page said: ”I’ve been able to persuade the federal high court to award N10 Million naira sum against SSS for the 10 weeks detention of Anthony Okolie over an MTN sim card once used by the daughter of President Buhari, Hanan.”