Suleiman’s Case: Court directs DSS to pay N250,000

 A Federal High Court at Asaba in Delta State, has directed the Department of State Services to give an unconditional apology to the son of the South-South Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Mr Tareri Avwomakpa, for his unlawful detention by DSS operatives in February.The verdict was given by Justice T.B. Adegoke on Tuesday in a suit numbered FHC/ASB/CS/14/2017 presented by Tareri, who is a Warri-based lawyer against the Director-General, Department of State Services and the Delta State Director (DSS), after he was arrested for sending a message in support for the embattled General Overseer, Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman.DSS Operatives arrested Tareri in February a message he allegedly sent on social media platform, Whatsapp, where he called Christians in the country to rally round and go with Suleman to answer some questions at the DSS head office in Abuja.Justice Adegoke delivered the judgment on the case saying Archbishop God-do-well Avwomakpa son’s arrest was not acceptable and so the DSS and the Delta State director of the organization should pay a compensation sum of 250,000.A copy of the judgment on Thursday had it that the court directed the DSS to write a letter of apology to the plaintiff for a breach of his constitutional human rights.Tareri affirmed the judgment on Thursday and dedicated it to Nigerians who had faced all manners of oppression and persecution on account of their Christian faith.

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