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Court Awards N10.5 Million to Jones Abiri Over Illegal Detention by DSS

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday awarded the sum of N10.5m against the Department of State Services for the illegal detention of a journalist, Jones Abiri, for over two years without trial.

Delivering judgment in a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed on behalf of the Yenagoa-based journalist by Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), Justice Nnamdi Dimgba held that his detention for that period without trial constituted a violation of his right.

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